Over the last few years, conserving both warmth and energy within the home has become considerably more important, with the possibility of saving homeowners a significant amount of money. We are constantly bombarded through the media about the necessity of monitoring and yet a recent article in The Guardian (which can be found here) stresses that despite the Green Deal package being offered to homeowners for free, barely anyone is considering the resources presented to them. Look carefully at these three methods of reducing your energy bills in your house through the use of the Green Deal, and if you aren’t already benefiting from them, ask yourself why not.
Insulation – Both cavity wall and loft insulation are being presented as part of the Green Deal package, and as a result have the potential to be completed for a fraction of the price through their Cashback scheme. It is estimated that homeowners with an un-insulated loft could be spending up to an unnecessary £175 per year on energy bills that could have been avoided. Insulation Installers, found here, are a directory company who are promoting the Green Deal, by ensuring that all of their listers can provide further information on the funding scheme available and make you as the customer aware of the grants available. With homeowners able to save up to an amazing 33% on their energy bills, it seems like madness that the country isn’t springing into action.
Double Glazing – Similarly to insulation, double glazing is a preventative way of dropping your energy costs by reducing the amount of energy wasted through ill fitted or maintained windows. Many homeowners convince themselves that their double glazing is perfectly sufficient, but if you’re experiencing window panes that are misted, full of condensation or broken, you could be throwing away a significant amount of money. Locks Express are a company who specialise in restoring, changing and boarding windows, as well as lock repairs, and can offer you expert advise on your current double glazing, or having double glazing installed for the first time. As a family run company they are aware of the importance of keeping your family home warm and saving money where possible. Their website can be found here.
Solar Panels – The vast majority of you reading this will have heard about the possibility of having solar panels installed on your house for a reduced amount, but have still refused. The benefits of having solar panels include the eco-friendly repercussions, solar panels produce zero carbon emissions and are sourced from 100% renewable and unlimited raw materials, are completely noise free, and eventually can earn you money via the energy produced. Evo Energy, whose website is here, offer information on the panels they install and help you to judge if your home is suitable for installation. The range of testimonials on their website provides reassurance and highlights the wealth of their expertise, from businesses to the family home.
The amount of support the government is offering homeowners as part of the Green Deal package is encouraging, and whether you consider yourself to be an eco warrior or not, their positive impact on the climate change issues are not ignorable. For more information on how the Green Deal works and how you as a homeowner can benefit, visit the GOV.UK webpage by clicking here.