According to the Energy Savings Trust, household emissions from heating and hot water must reduce by 95 percent to reach the 2050 Net Zero target.
There’s no denying that gas is one of the main contributors to carbon emissions, so how else can you keep your home warm and reduce the reliance on gas?
During the winter months you will of course need to turn your central heating on, however there are other measures you can implement to add warmth to your home and reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your home.
Cavity wall insulation – this can save you up to £135 per year on your energy bills and is covered by a 25 year guarantee. Your home will be more comfortable and discourages future condensation.
Loft insulation – homes that don’t already feature loft insulation on average lose 25 percent of their heat through the roof. The insulation traps heat within layers of air pockets which stop the heat from escaping.
External wall insulation – this slows down the rate of which heat escapes from your home. The insulation provides a coating to the outside walls using a material that only allows heat to pass through it very slowly.
If you would like to discuss any of the above with a member of the Better Homes Yorkshire team then please get in touch – 0800 597 1500.