Cavity wall insulation, draught proofing and changing bulbs to lower energy alternatives are all ways to reduce energy consumption and become greener. However, some of these methods may require a significant financial outlay but rather than turning to a bank for a loan people should consider one of the many grants and funds set up by the government which should be utilised, urges sustainable energy supplier green energy uk.
This time of year is often associated with higher energy consumption as the temperatures drop and the heating gets turned up, but making small changes can mean a more energy efficient home that stays warmer for longer and requires less electricity to power it.
“Making your home greener doesn’t mean you have to resort to turning off lights in favour of candles and shivering under blankets for the next few months,” explains Doug Stewart, CEO of green energy uk. “Instead think of the changes you can make to your home that will have a huge impact on your energy consumption in the long term.
“The government offers a number of different grants that can help you to go green. Double glazing, draught proofing and cavity wall insulation are all available at a reduced cost or, in some cases, for free. There are also funding streams available to help with the cost of installing renewable heating technologies, such as solar panels or wind turbines, to reduce your energy bills.”
A number of initiatives are available for home and business owners including the Green Deal which is run by the government and allows you to make energy saving improvements to your home or business, without having to pay the costs upfront. The Energy Saving Advice Service can also help you find out how much you can save by getting part or all of the energy saving changes paid for (0300 123 1234).
Doug also highlights several steps people can take to help reduce energy consumption in their homes such as turning off lights in empty rooms, checking electrical appliances are fully turned off when not in use and only doing full loads of washing.
“At green energy uk, our energy is green but our thinking is multi-coloured; therefore if you need any further advice or information, speak to a member of our UK based customer service team on 0800 783 8851.”
For further information about saving energy, or to find out more about alternative energy sources, visit www.greenenergyuk.com.
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