How to cut your heating bill
Posted by: Vincent Wilkins: 15/03/2013
Super Homes Week 16th-23rd March - Visit a super Home in Derby
With the huge rise in energy costs in recent years increasing numbers of homeowners are showing an interest in making their homes more energy efficient and eco friendly. Gone are the days when solar panels and climate change were just for the Sandal wearing, lentil loving brigade. Even big businesses are looking to go ‘Green’ as they realise it’s a savvy business move with those all important Green credentials but most importantly they will reduce their energy costs.
Wouldn’t you love to transform your old house into an eco home? 150 pioneering households already have so and you can go and visit some of these pioneering UK households who will be opening their doors between the 16th and 24th March. Get inspired! Visit a Super home to see eco renovation showcased at its impressive best and see superbly renovated and refurbished older homes that now offer greater comfort, lower energy bills and far fewer carbon emissions (at least 60% less!).
Most Super Homes have superior insulation; many have alternative heating sources such as Biomass, Heat pumps and solar heating and some produce their own energy. Visitors will find a range of heating, insulation, ventilation and energy generating solutions on display. It’s a great opportunity to find out how green technologies work in practice. These Super Homers are early adopters to a Greener more sustainable way of living and they know from experience and can explain the challenges as well as the benefits. Expect to come away inspired with plenty of ideas for greening your own properties now or in the future.
If you are in the Derby area you can book to view a super home on the 23rd March on Thornhill Road, Kingsway. Follow the link below to book a place or simply to find out how one local Derby family have transformed their 1950’s detached property.
Yes, even older properties can be eco-retrofitted turning them into, sustainable, low carbon comfortable homes with minimal energy bills. If you want to make ‘Green living’ a reality we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your project with you so why not give us a call 01332 512 769.
Another great place to visit is the Centre for Alternative Energy in Wales. CAT is an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability. They cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing. I can highly recommend CAT for a great day out or for the training they offer in Renewable Technologies. Far superior to the tick box courses most centres offer http://www.cat.org.uk/.