The most cost-effective method to reduce your carbon footprint is to ensure your lighting is using an efficient technology. Changing a lighting system to LED, together with occupancy sensors can significantly reduce a properties carbon footprint and subsequently reduce energy costs.
A highly efficient heating system can noticeably reduce unnecessary energy consumption. The added benefit of a smart control thermostat can learn the routine of a property’s occupancy subsequently decreasing energy consumption when it is not needed.
The thickness and quality of insulation can vary the amount of heat loss in a property. We recommend a thickness of 270mm of loft insulation, where possible insulate all wall cavities.
This will reduce the operation of a heating system, therefore reducing a property’s carbon footprint.
A significant about of heat can escape through substandard glazing during the winter months as well as causing room over-heating during the warmer summer months. This usually results in the use of a cooling system such as air conditioning.
We recommend highly insulated windows and installing an anti-reflection coating to cater for all outside temperatures.
Installing renewable energy technology such as solar panels is a great investment with the potential of a property becoming carbon neutral. Although the initial capital may be expensive, contact your local authorities to see whether they can provide a grant.
Choosing an energy supplier that provide energy from renewable sources is always a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.