There are many ways that you could do some adjustments to your home to make it more eco-friendly. Let’s start by looking at each of those areas of your house that could show a reduction to your ever increasing utility bills through good insulation.
The roof of your house is most important and one area where you could make the most dramatic differences in a place that matters, your wallet. So much heat can be lost through poor insulation, to make your house far more eco-friendly, you really need to ensure it is well insulated and insulated well. To find a company or supplier of the materials needed for this project it is best to do an internet search yourself to find one locally to you, rather than my list them here. Good insulation can result in dramatic savings on your winter fuel bills.
Another way to make your roof lower your bills is if you have solar panels fitted to it. The excess energy you create in this way can be sold to your electricity supplier, further reducing your energy bills and making your home that little bit greener.
One more way to lessen those utility bills is with creating a rainwater catchment system from the rainwater that falls onto your roof. Check out my AC article How to make an energy efficient water system for further reading on this topic.
Just like the roof, if you have good insulation on each of your exterior walls then this is another good way to further reduce those heating bills. Too many companies offer this service for me to list here.
A vast percentage of heat loss is through poorly insulated or even badly fitted window systems. That slight draught you may have noticed could cost you a large amount in lost heat. Correctly fitted double or even triple glazed windows can greatly reduce your fuel bills resulting in a far more eco-friendly home.
Good fitting doors with no draught being allowed to blow in or heat to escape along the top, sides or base will assist you in reducing heating costs. Get yourself some good draught excluders and fit them all around the edges of your exterior doors. Also only use doors of a good quality, cheap poorly made doors tend to warp or buckle easily, resulting in their soon being a bad seal and a constant heat loss. Having good sturdy doors is also a deterrent against any would be intruders trying to gain access to your home, as well as them saving you money in an eco-friendly way.
By following these tips you can greatly reduce your heating bills as well as making your home more eco-friendly which is good for the environment as well as leaving more of your hard earned cash in your wallet or purse.
Sources: – personal experience and knowledge