Heat loss in the home can result in recurring high utility bills and that is something that no one wants! Running a household is stressful enough without losing money through heating the home only for it to be lost out through non-insulated areas. Furthermore, in an age where we need to be more conscious of our environment, not being energy efficient is irresponsible so it’s important to be educated about how we can instigate change, even on a small scale!
The guys from Senator Windows have put together this infographic below that details some interesting statistics related to heat loss; it explains where exactly the heat is lost throughout the property, it defines “r-value” and it also highlights a number of ways that heat loss issues can be tackled.
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This in-depth online guide about the importance of energy efficiency and insulation in our homes shares useful information, such as:
- Why energy efficiency is so important, and how it can lessen our impact on the environment.
- Practical tips and advice about home insulation and how to ensure your property is well-insulated.
- Ways to save energy and reduce costs via smart meters, energy efficient lighting, and government green incentives.
- Other useful information about energy efficiency that families could find very helpful.
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Advancements in micro-energy production mean that by using one or more of the methods listed in this piece, providing energy for a modern home has never been more achievable. A part of this will involve coupling your own energy production with energy efficient ways of heating your home.
Yet living off the grid requires more than simply providing your own energy. To really embrace off-the-grid living you will need to find your own water supply and produce and store as much food as possible.
Unless you’re planning to be a subsistence farmer, you may want to try using a greenhouse. Greenhouses are an excellent way to produce much needed food all year round. However, growing food is only half the battle. You will also need to store it ready for times of need. This is where your DIY skills could come in handy as the best way to store food could be to simply build your own root cellar.
While it may be unrealistic to use all of these methods. Adopting one or two of them would be a great way of becoming both more self-reliant and more environmentally friendly.
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Older homes are great to live in, but sometimes their charm comes at the cost of heat efficiency. This loses you heat and can make your home less green and more expensive to run. To the extent that a Victorian four bed detached house may cost over twice as much to heat as a modern equivalent.
Fortunately, there are ways you can overcome this problem while maintaining the look and feel of a period home.
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