Energy-efficiency has become one of the most important things for home owners to consider when it comes to saving money and improving the sale value of your home. In fact, most people who are currently searching for a home report that they consider the energy-efficiency of a home more than almost any other factor when it comes to deciding on a purchase. Making your home more energy-efficient will also go a long way when it comes to saving the planet as well! Here are 4 easy ways to make your home more energy-efficient.
Add Solar Panels
One of the best things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient is to transform the way your home uses traditional energy sources. Many people rely on fossil fuels and traditional energy to power their home, and think that solar panels can’t power their whole home. However, even if you don’t wholly rely on solar panels they can take a significant amount off your energy bills. If you choose to install solar panels to your home, make sure all workers have the appropriate CSCS card to be able to install solar panelling properly.
Install Timers To Your Appliances
Many people waste energy because they have their appliances on all of the time – their TV, their oven, their kitchen appliances – think of how many electrical goods you have in your home. Having them plugged in on standby all the time can cost you a lot of money and waste so much energy, but having them on timers can reduce the amount of energy you use. Timers are a crucial part of green skills training for the home, and can help you slash your energy bills and make your home energy-efficient.
Invest In Your Soft Furnishings
One of the most underrated things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient is to really invest in your soft furnishings. Having high-quality curtains, carpets, rugs and furniture can add extra insulation to your home and prevent heat from escaping. Just like adding extra layers during the winter, adding great soft furnishings can make your home far more energy-efficient – and when it’s cold, you’ll need all the help you can get. As well as making your home more energy-efficient, having great soft furnishings can make your home look fantastic as well – and it works almost immediately. Look for furnishings in thick wool and cashmere to make your home a lot warmer, and remember, natural fabrics work better than synthetic ones.
Of course, the best way to stop heat from escaping your home is to retrofit it with wall and loft insulation. Installing insulation to your home is one of the best things you can do to prevent heat from escaping, and can add thousands to the value of your home. When you’re looking for retrofit firms to retrofit your home, make sure to ask about their retrofit qualifications so that you can be sure that they are fully PAS 2035 accredited. Retrofitting is one of the best ways you can make your home energy-efficient, saving the planet and yourself money!
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