Want to make your home more sustainable? How do you do that?
Making a home more sustainable is an important step to reduce the impact on the environment and to potentially save energy and costs. There are several steps you can take, but some cannot be seen separately.
The government's objective is that all homes must be energy neutral by 2050. A first step in this regard is that no more central heating boilers may be sold from 2026. This requires a different form of heat supply, where low-temperature heating is unavoidable.
A prerequisite for low-temperature heating is good insulation of the entire home. You can improve this considerably by insulating roofs, walls and floors. Don't skip any of this, otherwise it will be a wasted investment. The floor in particular is sometimes left out from a cost perspective.
Double glazing or HR++ glass
Replace single glazing or old double glazing with high-efficiency glass. This reduces heat loss and improves the insulation of your home.
Consider installing solar panels on your roof. They can generate a significant amount of renewable energy and reduce energy costs.
A solar boiler uses the heat of the sun to heat water. This can result in significant savings on gas consumption.
A heat pump is an efficient way to heat your home and can serve as an alternative to a gas-fired central heating boiler, which may no longer be supplied from 2026. Underfloor heating is a very good alternative to current facilities and suitable for low-temperature heating.
Replace traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. They use significantly less electricity and last much longer. A quick and pleasant way to make your home more sustainable.
Make your home more sustainable with a smart thermostat
A smart thermostat can manage your heating system more efficiently and can therefore also help you save energy.
Water saving measures
For example, install water-saving shower heads and taps to reduce water consumption. It sounds very simple and it is! A very easy way to make your home a little more sustainable.
Do you have a rain barrel? Then use the rainwater for watering the garden, for example. This way you use less water and this contributes to making your home more sustainable.
Make your home more sustainable with a green roof
A green roof contributes to insulation, helps retain rainwater and can extend the life of your roof.
Have you bought a new house or are you going to renovate? Then remember to use sustainable and natural materials. This way you also take the environment into account.
Consciously dealing with energy
Take conscious steps to conserve energy, such as turning off appliances when not in use and reducing unnecessary lighting.
Make your home more sustainable with the Compofloor
When we talk about making your home more sustainable, we are of course always talking about the Compofloor. Curious about the benefits? Read more about this here the durability of the Compofloor.
Making your home more sustainable, every little bit helps
When making your home more sustainable, it is always advisable to consult a specialist. They can help you determine which measures are most suitable for your specific situation and budget. Moreover, they can inform you about any grants or financial benefits available for sustainable improvements.
If you have the necessary knowledge in-house, we can help you make the ground floor more sustainable in combination with underfloor heating. Do you want to know more? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.