12 Apr Renewable Energy in your New Home
Building your own home presents you with a wealth of options. If you have chosen the right plot and location, you may well have a completely blank canvas upon which to create your ideal home. After all, what’s the point of designing and building your own home, if it isn’t perfect?
It’s 2021, carbon neutral technologies have never been more affordable, and with renewable energy prices dropping lower than ever, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the savings (and incentives) and go green!
Building your own home is no mean feat, if you are thinking of embarking on such a project, give us a call on 01753 392 410 or email us.
Lower Running Costs
Let’s start with what is most important for the majority of people. As experienced independent home developers, we understand that the budget is the single most important factor to our clients.
It’s a well-known fact that renewable energy is cheaper than conventional fossil-fuelled energy, but the equipment needed in order to harness renewable energy can be expensive to retrofit to existing properties. By building the necessary renewable energy equipment into the infrastructure of the building, you can make huge short and long-term savings, without compromise.
Installations such as air source heat pumps, wood pellet log burners and solar panels are perfect for those people who want to lean more heavily on renewable energy.
Solar panels generate power every day from the sun, even on cloudy days. This energy can be used directly or stored in a renewable battery system. The energy can be used in combination with air source heat pumps which circulate and heat air through an extremely efficient and reliable system.
There are few things as homely as an indoor fire, that can make your home cosy and warm in the winter and look beautiful during the warmer months. Renewable energy log burners come in a vast range of designs to suit your décor and many are automatically fed so you don’t need to put logs on yourself.
Saving on your heating and other household energy usages is one thing; but installing these technologies in your property can also increase its value. Should you decide to sell up and move on, your super-efficient home will be more attractive to potential buyers who won’t have to try and make the transition to clean energy in the future.
Improving Air Quality
Did you know that in the UK approximately 40,000 premature deaths could be prevented by improving the quality of the air? Of course, this applies predominantly in city settings but the government is under increasing pressure to act to improve air quality across the country.
Burning fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal to heat and power your home means you are pumping poisonous gasses into the air and are not contributing to the improvement of air quality.
Reducing your Carbon Footprint
The saying “if you are not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” really does apply here. According to the Climate Change Committee, 40% of the UK’s CO2 emissions come from households. Renewable energy in the building and running of your home, will go some way to reducing your impact on the environment.
With increasing pressure on the Government to reduce carbon footprints across the UK, eventually carbon neutral homes will become law. In January last year, the government introduced the Environment Bill 2020 and in November they launched their ten point plan for a green industrial revolution stating a clear intention to move away from fossil fuels and investing heavily in renewable energy.
Get in Touch
If you would like learn more about the potential for installing renewable energy in your new home or talk to someone about your property options, please contact us on 01753 392 410 or email us. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – we would love to hear from you.