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How You Can Add Environmental Value to Your Home in Edinburgh

By Ann Clark Subscribe to RSS | March 15th 2012 | Views:

In the whole world and particularly the homeowners want to go for green improvements in their houses. This is to make their homes energy efficient. Many surveys are conducted to get the acknowledgement of the homeowners regarding the green improvement. This survey delivers the results that more than 50% homeowners agree on this issue and they want to have the green features for their homes. Besides this letting agents also accept that there is a huge demand regarding the energy efficient houses. There is another advantage that homeowners can easily sale their houses and other benefit is that these houses have the benefit of lower billing.

Before buying a new place you must not forget to take the certificate of Energy Performance (EPC). This certificate informs you about the grades of A-G to the property. A is more efficient and G is slight efficient.

Cost effective ways of making your home energy efficient

In modern era the wall insulation is becoming trendy in Edinburgh. There are two kinds of walls for insulation. Edinburgh buildings have two kind of walls, solid or cavity. Cavity walls have more insulation because there are two walls gap in it. By this insulating process the walls have been filled with rock wool or spun glass fibers. Moreover this is an inexpensive process. It is very surprising that 33% heating is lost by the insulated walls. It is possible to insulate the solid walls but it is expensive. Internal insulation technique is used in the solid walls but it decreases the room proportions. On the other hand the external insulation is also possible. Solid foams and polystyrene are fitted externally. This would increase your EPC rate.

Roof insulation has also equal significance. Approximately the 25% heat releases from the way of roof. Roof insulation is cheaper than other wall insulation.

Furthermore you can make your home energy efficient by the technique of double glazing windows. If you want to use the double glaze technique then you must assure that it has a good quality material. If you buy a lower quality glazing then it will lose value of your property.

Energy efficient boiler has also importance. You can save £240 annually by the help of efficient condensing boiler. At the initial stage you will feel that it is an expansive way. But after that you will realize that it saves your money.

You can save your money by the help of thermostatic radiator valves because it keeps your bedrooms and other rooms at a lower temperature.

If you replace your old bulbs with energy efficient bulbs then you can save much more money.

Ann Clark - About Author:
Ann Clark is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh flats to rent, please visit property to rent in edinburgh.

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