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5 Ways To Reduce Your Homes Carbon Footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint is a goal for many of us this year. It can help you live a healthier lifestyle, as well as save you money. Whether its cleaner air, a healthier diet, or reduced energy bills. These benefits of reducing your carbon footprint also means you’re doing your bit to combat climate change.

In this blog were going to be talking about sustainable home heating solutions that can make a positive impact on your carbon footprint.

Heat Pumps

A relatively new eco heating solution for UK heating systems. Heat pumps extract naturally occurring heat from the air, the ground or a body of water. Using a similar principle to your fridge, just in reverse, heat pumps contain liquid refrigerant which has a low boiling point, as the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air, ground or water it heats up and becomes a gas. The gas is then squeezed through a compressor to increase the energy in it even more. The heat from this gas is then passed into the water that flows round our heating system and keeps our homes at a comfortable temperature. This process means heat pumps are impressively effective even when the weather outside is cool.

Smart Home Thermostats

Smart devices make our lives much easier. They’re also heavily improving the way we think about saving energy. Smart thermostats like the Google or Nest give us more flexibility at home allowing us to change the temperature from the comfort of our sofa. Eco-friendly temperature control features include load compensation, which helps your central heating system bridge the gap between the current temperature and the required temperature more efficiently.

Compare Green Energy Suppliers

If you want to find a quick and simple eco-friendly heating option, look into switching to a green energy supplier. Some companies offer 100% renewable electricity and carbon-neutral gas, providing a great way to lower your carbon footprint in the time it takes for newer heating solutions like heat pumps to become more widely available.

Although these companies may have more expensive tariffs than some of their competitors, it’s a matter of deciding whether you’re happy spending a little more to help lower your carbon footprint.

Loft Installation

Its a fact that heat rises. So its well known that lofts are one of the rooms in our homes that warmth is most likely to escape from. Especially in winter.

If your loft isn’t already insulated, it’s an excellent way of making your home more energy efficient. Thickening existing insulation is an effective way of retaining heat.

Solar Power

The sunshine always manages to put a smile on our faces, but you could be leaping with joy if it also helps you save money and lowers your carbon footprint. Solar panels that generate electricity for your home have become much more affordable and efficient over the past decade; just like heat pumps, they can generate power even when the weather isn’t so bright. 

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