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This is obviously our answer to long term Energy Security but we appreciate it may not be top of your agenda. Here's a few tips on low cost energy efficiency measures to help make the move to low carbon living.
With household energy bills creeping up slowly year by year, and climate change an ever more pressing issue, making your home energy efficient and environmentally friendly is more important than ever.
A well-insulated property will keep warm air in during the winter months and keep your home cool in the summer. Replacing old single glazed windows and ill-fitting doors with new, energy efficient models will dramatically reduce the amount you spend on heating, while installing loft insulation, blocking off draughts and insulating walls will also help to keep your home toasty.
Though grants have been cut in recent years, it is still possible to get funding to insulate your home. Get in touch with your local council to find out what’s available in your area.
Old appliances gobble up energy like there’s no tomorrow. Replacing your washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and boiler with newer, more efficient models will slash your home energy bills and ensure your home is doing its bit for the environment.
Switching your home’s old light bulbs to modern, energy efficient versions will dramatically reduce the amount of energy your property consumes. Depending on how many lights you have and how often you use them, you could save hundreds of pounds a year. Though energy efficient bulbs are more expensive to buy, the money you save on your energy bill will soon make your investment worthwhile.
Daylight can be used in most homes to minimise the amount of time electric light is required for. Installing skylights, light wells and large, double glazed windows around your house will help to ensure you only need to turn your lights on when it’s dark outside. If you don’t have the space or the budget to install daylight features, a few well-placed mirrors will help to bounce ambient light around your interior.
As well as helping to save you money, switching energy suppliers can also help to make your home more environmentally friendly as some companies are greener than others. To find out more get in touch with Solec or send us your contact details and we’ll give you a call back to discuss how you can make your home greener, cosier and more affordable.