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Most of the energy used by Home Owners in the UK (average of 6 tonnes of CO2 per household) goes into heating and powering our homes and general appliances.
Looking at how to reduce the amount of energy you use in your home is crucial in reducing CO2 emissions as well as our utility bills (remember saving energy = saving money)!
Insulating your home to prevent heat escaping is a good place to start in our bid to saving money and the planet. If your home is well insulated it is possible to reduce its annual CO2 emissions by 1.5 tonnes, not bad when you consider the average household creates 6 tonnes of CO2 emissions in a year.
A well insulated home, will save you money and reduce CO2 emissions.
Loft insulation acts as a blanket, trapping rising heat from the house below. Without it, you could be losing as much as 25% of your heating costs through your roof. If you currently have no insulation you are losing heat and money your Loft should have the recommended level of 270mm (10.5Ó) of insulation. You should use professional insulation companies (see featured local company in this guide or on the accompanying website at www. co2reductionguide.com) that will use quality products to insulate your loft with the aim of keeping the heat inside your property for longer, saving you money and reducing your households CO2 emissions.
Also, improve the energy efficiency of your home with the introduction of cavity wall insulation. Cavity wall insulation fills the space between the inner and outer wall of your home with insulation such as foam or mineral wool.
Loft Insulation Saves Heat and Money - save up to £205 per year.
As we all know hot air rises! That's why heat is lost through the roofs of our homes. In some cases as much as 25% of heat loss is through the roof. Act now a major contributor to the amount of heat loss is poorly insulated roofs Ð call a professional loft insulation company today and they will insulate your roof and save you money Ð it makes sense.
Cavity Wall Insulation - save up to £160 per year.
If your property was built post 1920s there is a good chance it has cavity walls. This means that your walls are made up of 2 layers with a gap down the middle. Cavity wall insulation is a technique whereby an insulating material is pumped into this cavity, massively reducing the amount of heat which escapes. The typical cost is about £500 but it will save you a substantial amount of money each year. With the shortage of fossil fuels and high energy prices your savings will only increase.
Solid Wall Insulation - save up to £500 per year.
Solid walls are worse than cavity walls when it comes to allowing heat to escape. You can insulate them either internally or externally. External wall insulation involves adding a weather proof treatment to areas which are particularly prone to heat loss. This treatment is more expensive than cavity wall insulation but again the savings you make could be huge. This isn't a DIY job so we recommend you find a reliable local tradesman within this guide. Internal wall insulation is a slightly cheaper option and involves adding insulating plasterboard laminates to internal walls. The cost will depend on the space that needs covering but you can work on roughly £45 per m2. This is a more manageable task if you do decide to DIY but again we recommend that this kind of work should be carried out by qualified tradesmen.