4 Tips For Making Your Home More Environmentally Friendly
More than ever, homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to make their home more environmentally friendly.
From simple changes like recycling more, to long term investments like installing solar panels, advances in technology combined with a number of government incentives mean that it is now easier than ever to make your home eco-friendlier.
We’ve put together a list of 4 tips to help you make your home more environmentally friendly, so you can cut your energy bills and help the environment at the same time.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Heat rises and as a result, escapes your home through the roof. For this reason, all homes are installed with insulation in the attic and the walls to try and keep as much heat in our buildings as possible.
However, if your insulation is outdated then it will not be working as efficiently as it should be and heat will be escaping the property, meaning that you use more energy and money trying to heat your home.
If your property is over 15 years old, consider getting your insulation checked and if need be replaced. This will not only make your home eco-friendlier but will also save you money on your energy bills instantly.
Install Aluminium Radiators
When you live in the UK, there is a strong chance that you will end up having your heating on for the majority of the year. Heating your home uses an incredible amount of energy. For that reason, it is important to ensure your radiators heat your home in the eco-friendliest way possible.
Recent advances in technology mean that you can now kit out your home with environmentally friendly aluminium radiators which heat a room quickly and then retain this heat, meaning less energy is used. Check out Trade Radiators‘ superb range of aluminium radiators which are currently on sale.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to make your home more environmentally sustainable, getting into the habit of recycling will instantly make your household eco-friendlier. With enough plastic thrown away each year to circle the planet 4 times, recycling is more important than ever.
Not only does recycling help you do your bit for the planet but it will also save you money by reusing things rather than buying new ones. Make sure you are aware of the recycling guidelines for your area as they change from place to place.
Use Eco-friendly Appliances
As well as radiators, there are a number of other household appliances which will cut your homes energy consumption significantly. When buying a new appliance make sure that it is certified with an energy star rating.
Cutting back your energy consumption by up to 50%, these appliances can make a huge difference to your bills over the course of a year. Appliances like fridge freezers and lights use the most energy so replacing these will make the biggest difference.