When it comes to planning a renovation for a customer or a client, installers must keep energy efficiency in mind in order to meet the government’s emissions targets. Homes that don’t meet modern efficiency standards will only require more work going forward, in order to bring down emissions and meet the 2050 net zero emission target
Most of this comes down to increasing a home’s EPC rating. Since targets are in place to ensure all homes achieve an EPC of C or higher by 2035
, professionals must implement ways to increase home efficiency in renovations and new builds alike.
With that being said, let’s take a look at a few key ways professionals can make homes more energy efficient, ranging from quick and easy product swaps to extensive alternative home heating solutions.
Easy Ways to Make Homes More Energy Efficient
1. Draught-proof doors and windows
Draught-proofing homes is one of the most effective ways to keep warmth in, and chilly draughts out. Adding draught proofing is a relatively simple job, and won’t eat into your budget. Depending on the house, you can draught-proof a whole house for under £250.
Due to the decreased heat loss, homes with effectively draught-proofed doors, windows, floors, and skirting boards can expect to save 215kg on their annual carbon emissions, and reduce annual heating costs by £130 per year on average.
2. Use energy-efficient LED lighting
Installing energy efficient lighting
is one of the cheapest, easiest, and effective ways to reduce a household’s carbon footprint, and improve its EPC rating.
Households with full LED lighting can expect to reduce carbon emissions by 40kg per year on average.