Building a sustainable home is not only beneficial to yourself but also the environment. It can help you lower the cost of running your house by saving on energy and water and having to buy less appliances but it also creates a healthier eco-friendly home making it a safe place for you and the family and saves the environment.
By building a sustainable house through making it energy and water efficient and using high performance yet low impact resources, you will reap many benefits. Lowering running costs, living in a healthier home, and having to replace fewer items are just some of the benefits building a sustainable home will provide.
How do I make my home sustainable?
1. Insultation of Walls and Floor
Primarily saving on energy costs, the insulations of walls and flooring will make the house warmer and sustainable as heat won’t be able to pass in and out of the house as easily. An ideal temperature will be maintained regardless of the weather conditions outside, so in both summer and winter the house will be comfortable, not too hot, or too cold.
2. Double Glazing
Double glazing is another great way to improve the insulation of your property, making the house more sustainable. Stopping a draught through the window, reducing outside noise, and keeping the heat in, double glazed windows are a great way to reduce bills, and improve sustainability.
3. Solar Panels
Solar panels are a clean, green way of generating energy for your home while reducing your carbon footprint at the same time. They don’t release any greenhouse gases; they are self-sufficient and a great easy way to make your home eco-friendlier.
4. Motion Sensing Lighting
Motion sensing lights will reduce the use of the lights by only turning on when a person is in the room and they will turn off when lighting is no longer required in that room. This helps to reduce the cost of your energy bills but reducing energy wastage.
5. Efficient HVAC System
Efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a fundamental part of building a sustainable house. Selecting an efficient HVAC system and maintaining it well will save water and energy, reduce your carbon footprint all in all saving the environment. Remember to maintain these systems well, to avoid costly replacement fees.
6. Talk to the Experts
Sustainability is an area of continuing, fast paced development. Experts can perform an energy audit to give you specific advice, tailored to your needs and facilities that use the latest technology to ensure your home is as sustainable as possible.