We’ve heard a lot over the last few years how about reducing our carbon footprint can help towards solving climate change, by using less fossil fuels overall. What are some of the things that you can do in your own home to achieve this?
Insulation is an important factor to consider when you realise that up to a quarter of heat loss from your home is caused by draughts, particularly if you have an older property that doesn’t feature insulation as part of the build. If you can budget for double glazing, also consider it a good long-term investment that could reduce your heating bills for years to come. Make sure you have an insulation jacket for your hot water tank, there is no reason to waste heat anywhere in the home.
LED lighting is more efficient than traditional bulbs, and should be considered by anyone wanting to cut down on electricity usage. As it becomes more common, the prices have fallen, and energy savings will mean that an installation will pay for itself in less than two years.
Generating your own electricity at home with micro-generation could be an option for you, whether that’s through domestic solar panels, wind turbines or heat pumps, depending on the weather in your location. This method means there is less pressure on the national grid, and is 100% renewable.
Many electricity suppliers new offer electricity from renewable sources, you can check here: http://www.greenelectricity.org/ to see what your options are in regards to green tarrifs. Picking a company that reduces its reliance on fossil fuels is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint, simply by signing up with a different provider.
Applegarth electrical provides a number of services that allow you to reduce your carbon footprint at home, including solar panels, LED lighting and domestic wind turbines. If you’re interested in making a shift away from fossil fuels, get in touch today.