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The Little House Company operate one of the most Eco Friendly methods of buying and selling a home.
How to Sat Green When Buying or Selling Property
The Little House Company was one of the first property websites to include environmentally friendly information for buyers searching for a property online. Eco Friendly or green features are a selling point that many buyers are attracted to not only because they help save the environment but also owing to the costs they can save when running a home.
All Little House Company vendors are given the opportunity to add the following Eco Friendly property details to their listings:
- Biomass Heating
- Loft Insulation
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- Double Glazing
- Solar Energy
- Ground Source Heat Pump
- Under Floor Insulation
- Wind Power
Moving into a new home
When you’re doing up your home, bear in mind that manufacturing items like furniture and flooring uses a surprising amount of energy and water. That leads to CO2 emissions which contribute to climate change, so choosing carefully when you’re shopping can make a big difference to your carbon footprint. What’s more, choosing energy efficient fittings can also make a big difference to the size of your energy bills.
- Choose low-energy lighting options
- Choose sustainable wood
- Buy recycled furniture and flooring
- Buy to last
- Buy fittings that save water
- Think about hiring power tools
- And when you’ve finished... recycle
Eco Friendly Homes
New houses are being built with the environment in mind but wa ht about existing housing stock? Here are few examples that can help reduce your energy bills and help save the environment by reducing carbon emissions
Fitting loft insulation to the recommended amount (270mm) could save you up to £100 a year. Even if you already have insulation, you could still save up to £30 a year
Cavity Wall Insulation
This can take a matter of hours to install, and could save you around £150 a year on fuel bills, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.
Installing double glazing can could save up to £80 a year.
They consist of pipes or tubes carrying a fluid through a network that covers the surface of a (usually dark covered) highly conductive material. The idea is, that the conductive material is heated by the suns rays and transfers its heat to the liquid in the tubes. That liquid is pumped around the network, heating up as it goes, and is finally carried away to a hot water tank, or some kind of storage device.
Wind Turbines, the mechanism for harnessing the power of wind to generate power, have been with us for centuries in the shape of wind mills .Their use at a domestic level increases as the price is coming right down and companies like B&Q now offer a 1.2kW wind Turbine to domestic users for around £2000.
Super Efficient Boilers
An energy efficient condensing boiler recovers the maximum possible waste heat which is normally vented through the flue of a conventional (non-condensing) boiler. The most efficient condensing boilers convert more than 90% of their fuel into heat, as opposed to 78% for conventional types.
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