We encourage sustainable choices for our clients and all our electricians have received Eco Smart training. Let us help you be more environmentally friendly and save money. The way towards sustainable use of electricity involves three main steps: Reduce, Replace, Generate. Reduce the amount of energy used, replace old inefficient appliances, and then cover the remaining need with renewable electricity generated on a small scale.
STEP ONE: REDUCE
Reducing energy consumption is cheaper than generating it. Efforts undertaken to reduce the need for electricity are the most cost effective way of moving towards a more sustainable way of living. To achieve this goal a number of design criteria need to be looked at when designing houses and buildings:
Space heating in winter: high level of insulation, use of solar gains, provision of thermal mass, reduced thermal bridging, heat exchange ventilation, reduced draughts.
STEP TWO: REPLACE
Water heating can be achieved with solar panels, wetbacks in high efficiency wood fire boxes and heat pumps.
Heat Exchange Ventilation
STEP THREE: GENERATE
Once the energy consumption of a house has been minimised and switched to more sustainable sources then generation can be considered.
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV)