As climate change has become an issue in need of immediate action, more people than ever are thinking and living in a more eco-friendly way. With the influx of work-from-home and hybrid working situations rising from the pandemic, making a home function in a more green way has become a priority for many.
The concept of the Eco-Home is often seen as an aspirational and complicated home to build. But it doesn’t have to be – there are lots of renewable and energy saving options available for the typical home to lower carbon emissions.
More commonly implemented solutions such as double glazing and cavity wall/roof insulation are Eco-Home essentials. Combined, they cut over 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year due to the amount of heat they retain. Newer innovations such as solar panels and air source heat pumps go even further – a heat pump slashes 2.5 CO2e tonnes per year by itself!
These technologies also end up being good for the wallet as they pay themselves off through energy bill savings, as well as adding value to a property. As eco-living becomes more common, renewable Eco-Home solutions will become even more valuable to have. And with the price of gas and fuel going up, it’s certainly becoming a good time to become domestically independent in regards to energy.
For more information on creating an Eco-Home, The Eco Experts have created an infographic showing what the typical home expects to spend and save from installing 8 popular carbon-saving technologies: