A well-insulated home can lead to significant savings on monthly electricity costs. The types of insulation listed here could be used –
Wall insulation: ‘Lambdaboard’ is made from eco-friendly material and can be fitted between walls, so that less electricity will be needed to heat or cool the home.
Floor insulation: A thick concrete screed insulates the house from external elements.
Roof insulation: Most heat inside a home escapes through the ceiling and roof in winter. In summer, hot air comes in through the roof. This is why roof insulation is important.
Double-Glazing: Double-glazing is an excellent investment. It consists of a window or door made up of two layers of glass with a gap between the layers. The air trapped between the panes of glass acts as an insulation layer.…
At the first sign of winter do you dust off your heaters and throw your electric blanket on the bed? Or maybe you stock up on gas and firewood to keep you warm through those dark, chilly nights? With a green home, you wouldn’t have to do any of these things.
And the reason for that lies in proper insulation. You may be surprised to hear that a well-insulated home not only reduces your electricity bill, but it takes all the hassle out of dealing with the change in seasons.
Yes, insulation does mean a significant reduction in your heating costs. But the real benefit is that it keeps your home at an even temperature throughout the year; cool in summer and warm in winter.…
It’s one of the benefits of eco-friendly houses that few people are aware of. And while getting a good night’s sleep may not be the most obvious reason you should invest in a green home, it does have its advantages. When you’re well rested you perform better and that leads to an overall improvement in your quality of life.
But how do eco-friendly homes promote better sleep? The two important factors that influence sleep are noise pollution and air pollution. Green living promotes cleaner air and a quieter environment. Let’s look at how this can be achieved.
Insulation plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable temperature without consuming electricity. Such as:
Double-glazed windows are made up of two pieces of glass with a gap between them.…
Are you getting bored with your winter wardrobe? Tired of having hearty winter stews and soups for dinner every night? Well, it won’t be long before you’re complaining about the heat and searching for ways to cool down. This summer, instead of turning on the air-conditioner for instant relief from the heat, try some of these green living tricks instead.
- Keep your curtains and blinds closed.
Did you know that up to 30% of unwanted heat comes from your windows? If you keep your blinds and curtains closed, you can stop the heat coming in and turning your home into a mini-greenhouse. It’s a simple tip that can lower the indoor temperature by a few degrees.
- Make an eco-friendly air-conditioner.
Just because you decided to try living green doesn’t mean you have to suffer.…