Householders could increase their cheap energy efficiency by using solar power, an expert has suggested.
Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor of construction magazine Build It, said for those who are really keen on being environmentally-friendly and are considering solar, air or ground source power, it is becoming easier to implement these projects.
She pointed out that proposals for renewable heat incentives are finally offering a more affordable way to install these technologies in the home.
"Being environmentally aware and leading a sustainable lifestyle is an increasingly important part of modern life," Ms DeSouza said.
"Anyone building a new home will be aware that building regulations change next month to a higher efficiency as standard."
She recommended that homeowners should insulate their home to save money on their energy bills and stop using tumble dryers, as they consumer a huge about of energy.
A recent survey from Think Insulation found that 26 per cent of people are unaware that there is already a significant amount of government funding available to implement home insulation projects.
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