Eco Homes

Eco Homes

February 11, 2019

There is a growing trend to make homes eco-friendly, with going green the buzzword. This is not only beneficial for the environment but also leads to improved energy efficiency and lower utility costs. There are plenty of ways to make your home or business more eco-friendly like installing eco taps, checking roof insulation and opting for LED lights etc.

A few ways by which you can make your living space more sustainable are:

Getting the loft insulated: Most if not all home across the UK have insulated lofts. However, there still are some older properties that do not maximise this cheap but efficient way of retaining energy in the home. Having a well-insulated roof can make a remarkable difference in consumption of energy and lower energy costs. To further improve the insulation shop for eco-friendly materials such as natural or recycled insulation.

Get double glazed windows: While most modern homes have double-glazed windows installed, there still are quite a number of older properties that have not changed to double glazing. The biggest benefit of double glazed windows is they retain the heat within the home and lead to higher energy efficiency. They keep the home temperature warm for a longer duration. Since a lot of energy is wasted through poorly insulated windows, getting double glazing will save on energy bills.

Get smart plugs and thermostats: Devices left in standby mode even when not in use, consume energy and add to our energy costs. There are smart plugs and thermostats which are a bit of an investment, but in the long term will reduce energy costs to a considerable extent.