What are the benefits for you?
A green home is a warmer, more comfortable and healthier place to live. It is also significantly cheaper to run and has a lower carbon footprint, which is great news for the environment.
Reduce your energy costs by investing in alternative energy. Low-carbon technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels and wood fuel boilers use renewable sources of energy so you use less fossil fuel, which ultimately saves you money.
You are also able to generate an income from renewable technologies with government financial incentives. The Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) means that homeowners who install solar panels on their roofs could make as much as £880 a year through income generated and savings. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a similar scheme for biomass boilers, solar thermal and heat pumps.which is expected to launch for domestic properties in early 2013.
Increase the value of your home
Making your home energy efficient improves the value of your home. Whether you opt for energy saving light bulbs or make larger investments like biomass boilers or wind turbines, creating an eco friendly house increases salability in the future.
Electricity prices are expected to hike by 20% by the year 2020, so the energy rating of your home will increasingly affect its value as the Government move to penalise inefficient homes.
Save the planet
Most scientists now agree that the carbon footprint produced as a direct result of man-made activities is a major factor driving climate change. The UK government has legally committed the UK to reducing overall carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050.
In the UK, people’s homes account for 27% of all carbon emissions so if everyone made a commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of their home, it would have a profound impact. AES can help you understand the carbon impact of your home and advise how you can reduce it.