Eco friendly energy means energy that is renewable. The public consciousness is now firmly on the side of green and ecological resources. Governments around the world are tasking businesses and houses to lower their C02 emissions, to have a ‘low carbon footprint.’
About Low Carbon Footprints
How do you do your bit for our planet? Are you aware of the amount of energy your home or business is using or losing? Hampstead and virtually all of the metropolitan areas are energy monsters using huge amounts of energy for commerce as well as for household devices. What else could you do about reducing your ‘Carbon Footprint?’
Thermal Imaging Surveys
The initial item on any ecologically sound business or home is to discover exactly how much energy is being used and how much is being wasted. Thermal imaging equipment will show you instantly just how much energy, in the form of heat, is leaking from the residence or business premises. A specialist survey will show you much more than just where the building is in need of insulation.
A proper survey will also identify hidden moisture and existing poorly fitted insulation. By identifying these points you will improve comfort levels, save energy costs, building deterioration and health risks with regard to damp.
Thermal Insulation is the Key
Once you determine the seapage points of your property you can move on using a sustainable energy source. But first your business or home must be able to make the most of your thermal imaging survey and that’s where thermal insulation is necessary. It is vital you look for the R-Value (‘R’ standing for Resistance) on the insulation materials being used in your property. The ‘R’ scale runs from R-10 to R-30. If in any doubt use a qualified building professional to confirm the insulation materials being used. A positive side effect of using the correct materials is less noise so if you suffer from road noise or general environmental sounds you’ll win twice.
Solar Energy is free. The cost comes from collecting that energy and sending it to your business or home. Hampstead gets an average of 1,750 hours of sunshine every year. This is plenty to run a home and make great savings on a business’s bottom line. You can choose between Solar Water Heating collectors or Photovoltaic panels. The real difference being either to heat water or using turn solar energy directly into electricity using the Photovoltaic panel.
All you must make sure of is mounting your panels on a south-facing roof at a 30-degree angle away from shadows that may be cast from trees, chimneys or other buildings.