Thursday, November 30

Home Style || Making A Greener Family Home



Climate change is quickly coming upon us and it's now more important than ever for us to protect our family's future by doing everything we can to raise our home’s energy efficiency rating. If you want to find ways how you could make your home greener while also setting a good example for the future, take a look below.

Insulation


By insulating your home, you can drastically reduce the amount of heat loss. This includes heat lost through your roof, walls and even your windows. One of the most efficient ways for you to make your home more energy efficient is for you to add loft insulation. This can even be done as a DIY project, and you can get the whole family involved. Have a sit-down conversation with them and explain why you are doing it, explaining how important it is to try and look after the environment.

If you want to take things to that next level, consider triple glazing windows. When you have these installed, you won’t need to have your heating turned on half as much as you do now, and those cold winter nights won’t be as much of a problem.



Cavity Wall Installations


Cavity wall installations don’t cost a lot, and they usually pay for themselves in a year. All you have to do is pump foam or even wool into the walls. You might not be able to take care of this yourself but it can reduce the level of heat loss by a huge amount. Some DIY experts are able to offer this free of charge when combined with other green installations, so do keep that in mind. You can even redecorate your home to make it feel warmer as well, and this is a brilliant way for you to really capitalise on your new home investments while also giving your home a fresh look.

Green Energy Suppliers


Energy suppliers don’t often buy right from the grid. This means that you can’t guarantee that the energy that you are getting is green. It might not come from a wind turbine or even a solar panel. If you take advantage of reputable green energy providers and combine it with other energy saving methods then this is a great way for you to really make sure you are trying to safeguard the future of your family.



Plant Trees


The world needs more trees. It is understandable that you are not going to change the world by planting a few cedar trees in your yard, but you can help to set a good example for your children. Trees soak up a ton of carbon dioxide and they also produce oxygen. They produce a lot of shade and in winter, they can help to stop blistering cold winds from hitting your home. 

This of course, links to how warm your home is, so there really are a huge range of benefits to having a couple of trees in your yard. Bushes and other tall shrubs work equally as well, so why not make a family day out of it? Go and choose some smaller trees or shrubs and watch them grow. Also think about planting flowers, herbs and more. This is also great for boosting the value of your home.




Thermostat


Did you know that if you were to lower your thermostat by just one degree, that you can save up to 3% of your total energy bill? If you lower your thermostat by 4 degrees then you’ll save at least 10%. This greatly reduces your carbon footprint and by investing in a few winter duvets, you really won’t feel the heat difference and it's a great way for you to really make sure that you are cutting back on your energy bill.


As you can know, climate change is real and by getting the whole family involved with your home improvements you can be sure to set a good example for the future while also doing your part for the environment. You can even save a ton of money by making your home energy efficient, and if you plan to sell your home in the future then this is a fantastic way for you to bump up the asking price.

A lot of people want greener homes, and this is especially the case on the property market. Why don’t you try and make your home more energy efficient today? There has never been a better time for you to get started for yourself.



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