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As we become more aware of the damage caused by the use of fossil fuels, many of us are striving to become more environmentally friendly within our homes.
Playing a part, no matter how small, in preserving the planet, for the future generation is obviously really important. As a positive side effect, by making our houses more eco-friendly, you can also save money on your energy bills. Win win.
Heat Different offer tailor-made renewable energy heating systems for domestic and commercial properties, using natural resources. However there are lots of changes you can make to your property to help it save energy and money. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
Insulate your home
Heat rises, don’t let it escape from a poorly insulated roof. Use natural or recycled products where possible.
Change your light bulbs
Switch to energy saving bulbs and save on electricity bills. Long gone are the days of a low light, humming energy saving bulb. Brand new LED bulbs use less energy and give more light that standard bulbs.
Turn down your thermostat
Just adjusting your thermostat down by one degree could save you up to £60 annually. And while we are on little changes, keep lids on pans when they are boiling!
Double glazing has moved on a lot in past years: no longer do you have to opt for PVC framed windows to be able to benefit from double glazing, so even period properties can sympathetically upgrade.
Turn off your charger
It is estimated that £80 per household is wasted each year by leaving electricals on standby, including your mobile phone charger. When it is not in use, unplug it or turn it off at the wall socket.
Upcycle your old furniture, or if crafting isn’t your thing many people now sell refurbished furniture. You get a unique piece of furniture for less money and less waste.
Use the sun shine
Everyone knows that solar panels can be used to power our homes, but did you know that they can also be utilised to supply solar thermal heating?
Monitor your electricity usage
Fitting a monitor to your electricity can save you a fortune. Simply by seeing your usage reminds you to make saving when you can. It’s like watching the taxi meter increase!
So why not start making small changes to your home today and see what you can save. You never know, it could be the planet!