With rising energy prices, it is vital homeowners consider the benefits, and impact of , improving their energy efficiency at home.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
One of the primary benefits of energy efficiency is that it can help to reduce your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of an individual, family, or business. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. By reducing the amount of energy you use in your home, you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and do your part to combat climate change.
Saving Money on Your Energy Bills
Another benefit of energy efficiency is that it can help you to save money on your energy bills. When you use less energy, you will have lower energy bills. You can save money on your energy bills by making simple changes such as turning off lights when you leave a room or investing in energy-efficient appliances.
Improving the Comfort of Your Home
Making your home more energy efficient can also improve the comfort of your home. For example, if you seal and insulate your home properly, you can help to prevent drafts and make your home more comfortable in the winter. Additionally, energy-efficient windows can help to keep your home cooler in the summer by blocking out heat from the sun.
Protecting the Environment
In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, making your home more energy efficient can also help to protect the environment in other ways. For example, using less energy helps to conserve resources such as water and fossil fuels. Additionally, using renewable energy sources such as solar power can help to reduce air pollution and protect wildlife habitats
A study suggests homeowners are looking to spend an average of £2,792 in the next year, and 16% of property owners are likely to spend more than £5,000 to improve their home.
The top 10 in the findings were:
1: Replace the boiler with a new energy-efficient alternative (28%)
2: Draught proofing (27%)
3: Upgrading doors to be double/triple glazed (25%)
4: Upgrading windows to be double/triple glazed (24%)
5: Replacing all lightbulbs with energy-efficient alternatives (23%)
6: Install solar panels (22%)
7: Lining the loft with insulation (21%)
8: Install a heat pump (20%)
9: Installing hot water tank insulation (19%)
10: Installing cavity wall insulation (18%)
Tom Butler from MyGlazing.com, spoke about the findings of the study to Property Reporter, saying: “It goes without saying that, as a nation, we’re facing considerable challenges when it comes to the cost of living. However, it’s promising to see that so many homeowners are planning to make energy-efficient home improvements in the near future. Even though the initial cost of some green improvements can be costly, the long-term benefit makes them a real investment. For example, up to 24% of heat energy can escape from old, draughty glazing so upgrading windows to be double or even triple glazed can really help to improve a property’s energy efficiency.”
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