Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tips For An Eco-Friendly Home

 

The environment is at the forefront of most people’s minds these days, so if you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint, you might be wondering how to make your home more eco-friendly. Here are some helpful tips to make your property more environmentally sound.

Insulation

Improving your home’s insulation is one of the best ways to make your home more eco-friendly. By increasing the insulation in your loft, cavity walls and around pipes, you will retain more warmth which will save you money on your heating bills as well as lowering your carbon footprint.

Use Reclaimed and Recycled Materials

When adding features or furniture to your property, consider using reclaimed materials or those which are made from recycled products.

Choose Solar Panels

Harnessing solar energy is a great way of making your home more eco-friendly and it can even make you money in the long run as you can sell the energy produced to the National Grid.

Install Double or Triple Glazing

A phenomenal amount of heat is lost through your home’s windows, so you can cut your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time by investing in double or even triple glazing for your property.

Use Energy Saving Lightbulbs

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to save money and the environment at the same time is to consider switching your standard lightbulbs to energy saving ones.

Put Up Thicker Curtains

Even if you can’t afford to invest in new windows, you can still consider the environment when choosing new curtains. Thermal drapes will help to lower the amount of energy needed to heat your rooms.

Turn Down The Thermostat

It has been proved that lowering your home’s thermostat by just one degree will help you make savings on your heating bill while significantly reducing the amount of energy your property consumes every year.

Consider A Water Saving Shower Head

Saving water is one way of making your home more eco-friendly, and an easy way of doing this is to switch your standard shower head for a water-saving one. You won’t notice the difference when you wash, but you’ll see savings if you use a water meter and you’ll be helping to protect the environment.