Solar Vitality Firm Reveals Survey Particulars & Launches Free Downloadable Dwelling Enchancment Information
L.ockdown, combined with this winter’s cold weather, has led to a rethinking of energy supply to homes in homes across the UK, according to survey data released today by Stock Solar-Project Solar UK.
The Houldsworth Mill-based company, which has completed 18,000 solar panel installations to date, found that nearly 40 percent of respondents said they wanted to make changes to their homes due to lockdowns. And it was more than the cold weather that was inside three locks (March and November 2020 and January 2021) that influenced their home improvement decisions. Only 29 percent said the winter weather encouraged them to want to improve energy efficiency at home.
Over 63 percent of respondents would consider installing solar panels as the first choice for DIY enthusiasts using renewable energies, with geothermal heat pumps in second place. Slightly more than 25 percent of those surveyed opt for heating from scratch.
The survey coincides with the release of a free downloadable home improvement guide that includes tips and advice on saving and energy efficiency from the renewable energy company on Houldsworth Street. Improving energy efficiency has been a focus of lockdowns, which saw average household energy costs jump 37 percent, averaging £ 32.31 per month or £ 387 over the year *. The combination of more advanced renewable technology for the home with falling costs means homeowners are now looking to solar power as an affordable option.
The installation of solar panels in residential buildings has increased house prices in the UK by an average of £ 32,459 **. The significant increase in price is a direct result of the long term savings homeowners would make after installation – which can be as high as £ 27,500 on utility bills over a 30 year period.
To better understand the costs and benefits of energy efficiency from solar power, and to highlight other inexpensive home improvement activities, the team at the Stockport-based company created the free 21-page guide of tips and advice available for digital download on the Projectsolaruk page. The Home Improvement Guide 2021 provides practical considerations for major home improvement activities like reinforced floors, fire doors, and the following building codes to follow for loft conversions or building permits and insurance that may apply when converting a garage into an office space. Smaller projects to create extra space and brighten rooms through clever use of colors and materials are also included in the guide.
“After a year of looking at the same four walls at home, our survey showed that people are really thinking about upgrades – especially to keep warm and not waste money on energy,” said Simon Peat, CEO of leading solar panel company Project Solar UK. “Installing solar panels is a proven way to increase your energy efficiency, reduce bills and reduce your carbon footprint by simply changing the way your household uses energy. We have created our extensive guide to give readers a chance to learn more about solar energy, and to get advice and advice on all types of home improvement to make our surroundings more energy efficient and comfortable. “
Solar panels are a direct way to reduce ongoing energy bills as they absorb the energy of daylight and convert it into energy for domestic use. Any excess can then be bought back to the energy supplier via a Smart Export Guarantee, a fee per kWh. Project Solar UK has completed over 18,000 domestic systems and saves 3,750 tons of carbon each year. The solar power systems obtain clean, pure energy from the sun, contribute to the fight against greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the collective dependence on fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. For more information on installing solar panels and improving the energy efficiency of your home, see the 2021 Home Improvement Guide, which can be downloaded from this website.
* Research from compareethemarket 2020
** Research by Effectivehome August 2020
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