Climate Friendly Home
Posted on 28 March 2012
Is your home climate friendly? Would you like to find out what you can do in order to reduce your carbon footprint? Here are some simple tips that are worth considering if you take the environment seriously.
SWITCH OFF YOUR LIGHTS
Turning off the lights when you leave a room or office and switching to compact fluorescent bulbs can make a big difference to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And it saves you money in energy costs.
INSULATE YOUR HOME
Look for ways to keep warm in winter without excessive heating. Insulate ceilings, walls and your hot water heater, and wear a coat instead of turning up the heat. This way not only do you save the environment but also make a difference to your personal finances.
INVEST IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Make the switch to save around 30% of your household greenhouse gas emissions a year. Most systems are also eligible for the Feed-In Tariff scheme which could generate savings and income of around £645 a year (based on a 3.5kWp solar PV system eligible for a generation tariff of 15.44p/kWh). You will get paid for both the electricity you generate and use, and what you don't use and export to the grid.
Green Solar will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions regarding solar energy panels.
Cars contribute to a high percentage of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Before getting into your car, think about walking, riding your bike or taking public transport instead. It's better for your health and the planet.
If you require a more specialist advice, why not to ask professionals.
Climate Friendly Homes (http://cambridgecarbonfootprint.org/action/climate-friendly-homes-project )is a free service provided to help you make practical plans to reduce your carbon emissions. For details on the upcoming events and seminars please check their website.
Green Solar World, located in Cambridge and working throughout the East of England, an MCS approved installer, an EPC registered company, a Renewable Energy Assurance member, a National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers member.