Are you tired of the rising cost of energy? Listed below are four ways you can make your home more eco-friendly and less dependent on energy companies.
01 Solar Panels
Eco homes can be powered by solar energy. Solar panels are becoming cheaper and more efficient, and they can generate energy even when there is no sunlight. Incentives are often available to offset the costs, and once the system has been installed, it doesn’t require much maintenance.
02 Wind Turbines
Although they aren’t as popular as solar panels, mainly due to the setup costs and space required, domestic wind turbines are an option. Although they are much more obvious than solar panels, wind can be a viable renewable energy source if you live near the sea or have steady winds.
We’ve found a great article on wind turbines – see here.
03 Ground or Air Heat Source Pump
Through buried pipework, a ground source heat pump extracts low-temperature solar energy stored in the ground or water and compresses it to a higher temperature. During all seasons, ground source heat pumps provide 100% of a building’s heating and hot water requirements.
04 Biomass Fueled Heating
Burning biomass produces heat by converting waste wood into energy. Logs, waste timber, wood chips and wood pellets are included in this category. Although energy is used to transport and process these products, they are essentially very low carbon if the wood is replanted.
Need some advice on Eco homes?
Are you in the Loughborough, Leicestershire or East Midlands area and looking to become less reliant on the energy companies? Looking to take back some control to your monthly spending? Call today and one of the team will be more than happy to discuss any eco-home options with you.