With measures to cut back on plastic and the nation working towards a low carbon country, we’re all on the team ‘save planet earth’ and home renovations are no exception. So if you have plans to upgrade your home and would like to ensure it’s also efficient and eco-friendly, here are 5 great ways you can do just that, read on to find out more.
Upgrade your Insulation
In this post, we review a few heating options that can support a more sustainable home but that’s no good if the heat flows straight back out thanks to poor insulation. So if you’re renovating in Leeds, ripping out walls is a great time to update your home’s insulation. Make sure you also insulate floors over unheated spaces to avoid heat loss from places like garages.
Switch to Smarter Heating Controls
If you haven’t yet made the switch to Hive, Nest or the Worcester Wave, we recommend you should as you could cut your bills by about 35 per cent. Wireless systems are also easy to install and most big brands have a smartphone app. This means you have total control over how green you are, your heating and also your home.
Consider Renewable Domestic Heating
Heat pumps, solar and biomass boilers are a really sustainable approach to heating. For instance, heat pumps in the ground extract heat from the earth to warm up your home and water. They also don’t usually need planning but they are a big deal so prepare for a home upheaval. It is, however, a more natural method if you’d love a planet-friendly home.
Install Underfloor Heating
If you’re pulling up floors for home renovations, why not consider some underfloor heating? It’s a great alternative to normal radiators and easy to install if you’re already improving. Underfloor heating works by circulating warm water through a network of pipes in the floor. It additionally links with other sources like ground heat pumps if you’ve already taken the plunge.
Invest in Solar Panels
Everyone’s heard of solar panels and their ability to turn sunlight into power but did you know that a 2.5 kW system could save you around £240 per year? They’re additionally said to last between twenty and twenty-five years so that’s up to a quarter of a century reducing your bills and being eco-friendly too.
Home Renovations Leeds | Get in Touch to GO GREEN!
Thank you for reading this week’s post to explore eco-friendly home upgrades. If you’d also like to make your home Go Green, at Direct Heating, we can help. Whether it’s a new boiler you need or a full refurb, floors, doors, walls and everything, please get in touch with our building team to discuss any home renovations in Leeds. Thank you for reading.