Eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes are becoming increasingly popular, and it is easy to understand why. As a society, we understand our impact on the environment. The cost of non-renewable energy soars, and more people are seeking to reduce the amount of energy they use to help the environment and save money on their bills.
Luckily, there are more and more ways to increase our home’s energy efficiency and make them more eco-friendly! Here we will give out the top 6 tips to help make your home energy efficient and eco-friendly.
As heat inside our homes rises, insulating your loft is the best way to keep the heat inside to ensure it is not wasted. Energy Solutions says a quarter of our heat is lost through the roof. Therefore adding insulation to your loft can reduce this amount significantly. By doing this, some households can save up to £225 on their energy bills yearly!
Heating systems hold big accountability for your energy usage. Therefore proper insulation can reduce your heating costs and increase your home’s energy efficiency making your home eco-friendly.
Eco-Friendly Energy Efficient Heating
A way to increase your home’s energy efficiency and decrease your heating bills is to install double glazing. Double glazing is created of two sheets of glass with a 16mm gap between them; this gap acts as insulation and helps prevent heat from leaving your home.
Triple glazing is also available, such as three sheets; however, double glazing is more energy efficient.
The most effective and eco-friendly glazing is Low-E glass with a special metal oxide coating typically on the inside of the internal panels. This coating lets light and heat into the home; however, it drastically reduces the amount that escapes, which helps reduce your bills.
Many people don’t think much of drafts; however, drafts are escape routes for heat. Drafts let in cold air from outside into our homes and let the hot air out. Therefore, your heating system will have to increase your home’s temperature and keep it at a consistent temperature over time. Drafts can be difficult to hunt down, but once found, they can help you save money and make your home more energy-efficient.
Energy-Efficient Solar Panels
Solar panels are an excellent investment. Despite their upfront cost, they can drastically decrease your energy bills, paying for themselves over time. As well as being energy efficient and eco-friendly solar panels are easy to maintain over time and install.
Saving Energy With Underfloor Heating
An underfloor heating system can greatly impact your energy bills and make your home eco-friendly. Underfloor heating can be used as and when you need it. By controlling the temperature, be assured that you are not heating your home or rooms when it is not needed – and with ease!
Underfloor heating systems use radiant heat compared to traditional heating systems (radiators), which is a more efficient way to heat your home. If you look at our website, you can see the variety of products available to you!
Reuse Building Materials
Using construction and demolition materials out of waste is a great environmental technique. The best place to find them is from a demolition site or a remodelling project. Buildings are often broken down carefully so materials can be sold to others.
You can also use items from salvage yards which sell materials such as bricks. Using pre-used building materials is beneficial, particularly if you renovate your long home. However, always ensure your materials are fit for the purpose.
Make Your Home Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Today
At JCW Underfloor Heating, we want our clients to improve their homes. There are many benefits of underfloor heating! Contact us today to find out more.