Energy Efficient Changes To Your Home

We all need to do our bit for the environment. Here are two key changes you can make…

SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels convert sunlight into usable energy. There are various different types of solar panels. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels change sunlight into electricity, whilst solar thermal panels utilise sunlight in order to heat water for heating and washing. From saving money to greater energy reliability, there are many benefits to be gained by using solar panels.

However, a lot of homeowners overlook residential solar panels, as they deem it to be too expensive. Nevertheless, prices are much more affordable and you may even be eligible for a grant or some form of financial assistance.

The many benefits of solar…

•        Save money – You will save a considerable amount of money by using solar panels. Irrespective of whether you opt for thermal or PV panels, you can expect to see your energy bills lowered by a significant amount.

•        Environmental benefits – By using solar to power or heat your home, you are using a renewable energy resource. This has no detrimental impact on the environment.

•        Energy independence – Once you have solar panels fitted you have a source of electricity and/or heating that is entirely yours. You do not need to rely on energy companies and such like.

•        Energy reliability – You know the sun is going to rise and set every day and thus this means that solar power is a highly reliable energy source. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking solar panels depend on the degree of heat the sun gives off. But remember, it’s all about sunlight!

energy efficient changes to make to your home

BIOMASS BOILERS

Biomass boilers are increasing in popularity, and it is of no surprise. Do you currently use oil to fire your central heating system? If so, do you know that you are responsible for a significant amount of CO2 emissions?

This is causing a substantial amount of damage to our environment. All you have to do is turn on the news and you will see a wealth of reports about the serious need to reduce pollution all around the world. Well, one of the best ways to do this is to kick your oil central heating system to the curb. But, what should you use as an alternative? Biomass boilers, of course!

First and foremost, it is essential to explain what biomass is. This is essentially a material that comes from living or once-living organisms. This material is then used in renewable energy systems as a source of fuel.

So, what is actually in the material? Grass, wood and other suitable waste materials. Consequently, biomass boilers essentially work in the same way as burning logs or wood chips. These boilers are fed either manually or they come full automated. They are extremely efficient and the great news is that they are usually relatively easy to install.

This is because they can be plumbed into your current central heating piping. Thus, with no inconvenience to you, you can benefit from an excellent way of heating your home whilst also reducing the negative impact you are having on the environment.

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