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Simple and Easy Green Home Improvements

Friday, 9th September 2022

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In the ever-developing world of eco-friendly and sustainable ideas and products, there’s never been a better time to start making green home improvements. A good way to start seeing gradual eco-friendly differences is to start small, and once you implement these simple and easy sustainable changes, they’ll start to make a significant difference to your bills and potentially even the comfort levels of your home. 

Make These Easy Changes Today 

Some of these changes may seem pretty obvious or self-explanatory, however, when they’re all done together, you’re sure to see differences in your annual bill.

  • Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms – the simplest one to start with, don’t waste money and energy lighting up empty rooms!
  • Closing your curtains when the sun goes down – when the sun goes down, it means the heating effect from solar radiation will stop. Closing your curtains will help keep heat inside and reduce draughts from your windows.
  • Close interior doors – another simple trick, but by closing your doors you can keep the heat in the rooms you’re occupying and it means you can avoid heating unoccupied rooms.
  • Start letting clothes dry without a tumble dryer – dry your clothes naturally on a clothes horse inside your home, or outside (weather permitting, of course). A typical tumble dryer can cost homeowners around £115 per year to run!
  • Ensure any taps aren’t left dripping – dripping taps could fill around two baths with wasted water over the span of just 1 year.
  • Energy Saving lightbulbs are your friend! – They last much longer than traditional lightbulbs, with a typical 20 watt CFL lasting around 12 years. In that time, you could save potentially £120 worth of electricity – and that’s just one bulb!
  • Turn all of your appliances off of standby – if you turned all your appliances that aren’t in use off of standby, you could hypothetically reduce your electricity bill.
  • And of course, make sure you have double or triple glazed windows and doors – this will help reduce draughts and increase the heat retention of your home. If you choose to have your windows or doors installed by a GGF Member, they are sure to give you the best priced windows with the best needs for your home. To find a responsible and sustainable GGF Member to work on your home, please click here. *link*

As you can see, there multiple ways to implement easy and accessible green home improvements within your home and they don’t have to cost you a lot of your hard-earned cash, or even any in some circumstances. If you can make as many of these simple changes as possible, you’ll start to see a difference to your bills.

The GGF are dedicated to helping homeowners save money on their bills, so to see what you could be saving, utilise the GGF Energy Savings Calculator. *link*

You can now take time to focus on larger-scale changes that will make a difference, such as purchasing BFRC-rated products such as windows or doors, to contribute to reducing the impact of carbon emissions from your home, which will benefit not only you but the planet.