April 4, 2024

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly Without Breaking the Bank

Conduct an Energy Audit

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Start with an energy audit to identify where your home is losing energy. Many utility companies offer this service for free or at a low cost. The audit can pinpoint specific areas for improvement that can have the most significant impact on your energy savings.

Invest in Insulation

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Adding insulation to your loft, walls, and floors can be a cost-effective way to retain heat during winter and keep your home cool during summer. Even simple measures like using draft excluders can make a noticeable difference.

Switch to LED Bulbs

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Replacing your home’s traditional incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs is a low-cost upgrade that can save a considerable amount on your energy bills. LEDs use a fraction of the electricity and last much longer.

Install Low-Flow Water Fixtures

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Low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators reduce water usage without sacrificing water pressure. These inexpensive devices can cut your water consumption in half, saving both water and the energy used to heat it.

Use Smart Power Strips

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Phantom load from electronics can add up. Smart power strips cut off power to devices when they're not in use, helping to eliminate this hidden energy drain.

Plant Trees Strategically

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Planting trees around your home can provide shade in the summer, reducing the need for air conditioning, and act as a windbreak in the winter, reducing heating costs.

Adopt Renewable Energy

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While the initial investment in solar panels or a solar water heater might be higher, there are often grants, rebates, and financing options available through programs like the ECO4 and GBIS schemes, making renewable energy more accessible and free in a lot of cases.

Apply For ECO4 or GBIS Funding

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You could be missing out on thousands of pounds worth of ECO4 or GBIS funding to help you make your home more energy efficient. Benefits are not required, 2 out of 3 households qualify on average - our team can check if you're eligible, just click the button below, it only takes a second and could make a huge difference to your energy bills.

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