Tips on Making Your London Home More Energy Efficient
In the 20th Century, the thought of the typical household being able to create renewable energy was the stuff of science fiction. Now, seeing housing estates with solar panels on each rooftop is perfectly normal. There are many advantages to renewables – you can save money and make your home greener. And for people who are looking to invest in the reduction of their carbon output, Aussieis here to help.
Over the last decade, the attitudes towards climate change have undergone some positive changes. People are beginning to look at ways they can improve their own impact on the environment. While the Mayor of London is implementing a new fund to facilitate carbon neutrality for public companies and SMEs, we all need to do our part. London has always been on the cutting edge of innovation, and we believe the future with fewer carbon emissions is now possible.
General Energy Savings Tips for Your London Home –
Replace or repair your boiler – this might cost a lot initially, but you’ll notice savings in a year or two. An inefficient boiler than requires maintenance will increase your energy consumption, which is where the carbon footprint issues arise. If you replace or repair your boiler, you’re well on your way to reducing your carbon output. And if you really want to go greener, have a look into biomass and condensing boilers.
Improve or introduce effective insulation– before you can look into this, you need to know what your home’s current insulation is like. A home energy auditor will be able to assess and identify areas where insulation is lacking, and air sealing is required. This will work in conjunction with your new boiler to reduce your energy consumption.
Change all light bulbs to energy saving– a simple but effective way to move towards a greener home. Most incandescent bulbs use a surprising amount of energy, so replacing them with LED or CFL light bulbs will help to lower your overall consumption. And, of course, remember to switch off any lights wherever possible.
Seal all windows and doors– this will fall in line with the energy audit and general insulation assessment. If you have older windows and doors, the seal may have worn out. Additionally, the wood or plastic could have cracks which lets damp or water in. You can replace or repair them, but you should always re-seal around each window and door. Double glazing isn’t cheap, but it will save you a fortune in the months and years ahead.
Be smarter with usage– and it’s possible to do this without acting on any of the previous points. At times, we’re all guilty of leaving an appliance or light on when it’s not in use. If you are smarter and more vigilant, you’ll be able to reduce your energy consumption just by switching appliances off. Same with any lights when you’re not in the room. And remember – a TV or computer that’s on standby is still on.
How Renewables Can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint –
Even though there are no government subsidies for installing solar panels, it still makes financial sense to consider this renewable energy source. And in the long run, you will reduce your monthly utility bills and carbon output. Solar energy panels have come a long way in the last thirty years, and even the colder, cloudier parts of the UK can utilise solar power.
Solar panels are usually installed on rooftops to get the most benefit from the sun, in addition to them being effective. New solar panel designs are coming onto the market, most notably the solar shingles. Solar energy is diverse in their design and application, with technology such as solar water heating. This is an alternative to central gas heating which would either replace this system or as an easement between the two modes.
Although most people use an installer, it’s possible to fit your own solar panels. And Aussiehas a range of services to make your DIY renewable energy project a success. Our Man & Vanremovals service are ideal for transporting the solar panels and installation tools. You can also use our self storage unitsto house all equipment as you upgrade your property. Renewable energy products are expensive, and storage is the ideal way to protect them from damage or theft.
Aussie – Here to Help Londoners Reduce their Carbon Output –
As we begin to understand the scale of the environmental issues we all face, the move towards greener homes and workspaces continues to increase. With the recent ban on single-use plastic, we’re heading in the right direction.
Installing renewable energy does have some initial upfront costs, but you’ll save money in a relatively manageable period. Your investment is part of a long-term plan of reducing energy consumption on costs.
Aussieworks with hundreds of domestic and business customers who are making positive environmental steps. Every process we undertake as a business promotes efficiency and recycling. We’re here to help London move further towards a carbon-neutral era.
If you would like to discuss our removals services for a DIY project, contact ustoday. We have the right service to make the installation of renewable energy products a success.