Many of us our now conscious about our carbon footprint and the impact we are having on our planet.
Whether improving your home, building an extension or building a new build there are serval things that can be done to make your home more eco-friendly.
The Perfect Location
If your building a new build the perfect location is extremely important. Avoid positioning your home west facing to minimise sun exposure, this will help you to avoid using fans and/or air conditioning in the summer months.
Recycling Waste Water
By using a rainwater tank you can collect, store and recycle rainwater. The collected water can be used for several things including toilets and sprinklers.
Tankless Water Heater
Installing a tankless water heater means you will only heat the water that is needed, helping to reduce cost as your not using excess energy to heat the water.
Insulating pipes will stop the water loosing heat and reduce the risk of pipes freezing. As well as insulating pipes you should insulate walls and the roof where possible to stop as much heat loss as you can.
Heat Pump System
Heat pumps can not only reduce our carbon foot print but they can save money on energy bills as well.
Smart thermostats allow us to control our heating from wherever we are; they also feature innovations that helps the boiler to comply with the Boiler Plus efficiency standards.
Installing solar panels means we can use the sun to generate electricity to help run our homes. For a typical new buyer 1.6 tonnes of carbon energy could be saved every year.