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Top Tips for Making a Green Start to 2010 with Boiler Scrappage & Home Insulation

Green energy grantClimate change is a real and present danger, with current predictions estimating potentially irreversible climate change may occur within a matter of decades. As such, green or eco-friendly measures are constantly being developed, assessed and implemented to create a world in which man no longer acts as the catalyst of his own demise. In terms of altering the effects of global warming, such measures must be adopted by entire populations if any real benefit is to be derived from them.

Therefore, taking steps to address the eco-friendliness of homes is important when viewed in the wider context of the war against global warming. Although cars, aeroplanes and even cattle emit significant quantities of so-called greenhouse gases each year, the typical UK home also chips away at the Earth’s protective ozone layer; in fact, British homes make up 25% of the nation’s emissions. One of the most effective ways in which homes can be made greener is to invest in adequate insulation, which includes loft insulation,cavity wall insulation and double glazing or even triple glazing – doors can also be more effectively sealed in order to combat draughts.

Smart Meters will be common installations throughout homes in the UK by 2020 but, for those who do not wish to wait that long, energy monitors and readers can be purchased that show the usage of electricity in the house, which will help guide consumers on where and how best to conserve energy. Free monitoring tools such as the British Gas EnergySmart meter are useful for providing more detailed analysis. Homeowners are also advised to cash in their older boilers for brand new shiny models under the Government’s new boiler scrappage scheme, whilst other measures that can be employed include purchasing water butts for the garden to store non-potable water, installing dual flush lavatory systems and replacing old shower heads with water-saving alternatives.

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2 thoughts on “Top Tips for Making a Green Start to 2010 with Boiler Scrappage & Home Insulation

  1. I think this scheme is long overdue and well done to mick for starting it all off, what i dont understand is why its not made a permanent scheme, it is far more benefitial for the homeowner and the enviroment than the car scrappage scheme.
    im a newcastle plumber and the demand for the scheme is huge in the North east

  2. Many people are starting to form the opinion that we are not in control of the temperature of the earth, and our attempts to reduce emissions are pointless. While i agree that we are but a small spec in comparison to the earth where we can we should look to reduce pollution. The last couple of hundred years has done a lot of damage to the environment.

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