In this day and age there are a significant amount of environmental concerns and we have numerous self sustainable options to help.
Using alternative methods to heat your home such as ground source heat pumps will allow your home much more energy efficient. These types of pumps are buried in your garden, and do use electricity. But, they take heat from the ground, and make them much more energy efficient.
This type of heat is absolutely ideal for your home, as well as it will lower the home’s carbon emissions. This will allow you to save a lot of money, and you will never need fuel delivered to your home. This type of heating system also requires little more maintenance, allowing you to enjoy your house much more.
You can also use solar panels for heating in your home. They can use the free energy of the sun to even help heat up your hot water. The sun may not shine all the time, but solar energy can account for about 2/3rds of your hot water needs annually. You will need to have the solar panels installed, which for heating you will need solar thermal collectors.
There is minimal inconvenience when installing this solar panel heating to your home. There are many benefits to doing this to your home. It also will add value to your home, which is a huge plus if you ever plan on selling it down the road.
You may even choose to install solar panels for your electricity. These will also capture and hold the sunlight, but they will turn it into electricity to power your home. This will help power the lights, as well as run your household appliances. You may even be able to generate electricity on a cloudy day! They are attached to your roof.
To be able to install solar panels on your roof for electricity you will need to have a roof, or even a wall, that is not obstructed by trees, and faces south within 90 degrees. These panels can be heavy, so they will need to be on a sturdy surface. These panels can create significant savings onto your electricity bill, and is the main reason why people will choose them.
A newer, but growing trend, is rain water harvesting. The demand for water is increasing, as well as the cost is increasing. You can install a rain water harvesting system for your home and start recycling the rain water. You will need to install a water tank to be able to do this. This is a very cost effective way to save you money on your water bill.
No matter what ideas you want to incorporate into your new or existing home, you can save yourself a lot of money in the long run, or even help save the planet with some of these techniques.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss the different options – we will be happy to help!