How to create a more energy efficient, eco-friendly home

  • 17 Feb 2016

Energy efficient, eco-friendly homes

With energy efficiency slowly becoming the norm these days, as a response to the public’s increasing awareness to global warming and climate change, there are now lots of products which can be installed in the home to lower the carbon footprint, and lessen the monthly bills.

Energy efficient inside

There are an increasing number of low energy fittings being installed into homes, with a wide range for the environmentally conscious consumer. They require much less power than traditional lighting, which means they cost a lot less to run. Fluorescent and energy designs are not just used for office spaces and other places of work anymore, as they have moved on and it is now possible to buy attractive and beautiful fittings for any room of the home. They are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, whereas there are brass wall fittings for more relaxing rooms. These low energy light fittings typically last longer, and also use a lot less power to their traditional equivalents.

Gas central heating is not the cheapest form of heating to install into homes anymore, as there are now energy efficient electric radiators.

Verismart offers electrical heating at affortable prices and you can read more about the costs of running electric radiators.

Electric Radiators “What are the running costs”

Verismart’s range of electric radiators offers a wide selection to suit any room. They are a lot cheaper to install than full gas central heating in a home, and the maintenance costs are reduced significantly by their ceramic cores, which eliminates the possibility of leaks.

Gas boilers can be expensive to maintain, whereas these electric radiators are unlikely to breakdown or freeze, but also can be replaced without disrupting the whole heating system. They each have an accurate thermostat which responds to changes to each individual room.

Eco-friendly outside

Whereas green walls were greenery largely left up to nature, there are now modern construction materials and methods which practice a more long lasting, scientific and sustainable approach. They bring a new dimension to the garden design, creating living walls, with a range of systems offering a range of precision engineered components. Green walls are easily created and installed, and can be tailored to meet most dimensional requirements, being able to be fixed to brick, concrete, timber and steel. Designs can come with complete irrigation systems, for more complex projects, and all designs keep with the integrity of the building.

In the garden you can use eco-friendly materials for decking. These are made from nylon with a synthetic fill made from 97% recycled material. It is a composite decking is made from wood fibre, or plastic, to form a plank, which requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan than natural wood, and has a wooden grain effect to look more natural. There are eco-friendly materials used throughout the construction, including the foundations and the finishes.

VeriSmart Heating
Unit 2, The Woodvale Centre
Woodvale Road
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 4AB
 
Tel: 01484 213151

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