Renewable energy sources play a major part in our impact on the environment.
- Those of us with south-facing roofs have the option to install solar panels. Although the initial outlay can be expensive, and it could take you 20 years to recoup your investment, you'll be making a big difference. If you generate enough energy you can even sell it on with a "feed-in tariff", but do your homework first, as the government scheme is due to close in April 2019.
- If you have a garden then you might want to look into installing a ground source heat pump, which could lower your fuel bills and carbon emissions, and provide income through the government's Renewable Heat Incentive.
- As for efficient energy sources, underfloor heating can be a better option that energy-inefficient wall radiators. You can have it installed all over your house, but if your budget is limited then focus on the bathroom.