We can all agree, the costs of utilities are ever-increasing, and so are concerned about the environment. This is why an increasing number of people are making the switch to renewable energy, to power both their homes and businesses.
Renewable energy is the energy of the future and switching will allow you to help lead a smart and sustainable future.
If you would like to find out more about renewable energy and how it could benefit you, make sure to read on below.
What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is the power that is generated using natural sources. These natural sources include the sun, wind, biomass, and water – essentially anything that is naturally replenished.
You may find that this energy is also referred to as ‘green energy’ and ‘clean energy’, as the process of generating this energy emits very little greenhouse gases, unlike fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
Moving away from more traditional fossil fuels is a key step toward combating climate change and clearing the air we breathe.
Why Should You Switch to Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy has a huge number of advantages, including;
- It takes many forms,
There are many forms of renewable energy sources that are limitless in their use and scope, unlike finite fossil fuels.
- It has a lower environmental impact,
Renewable energy will also have a lower effect on the climate than fossil fuels. In fact, many will even have a positive impact on the environment.
- It allows for energy independence,
Currently, many countries are forced to rely on others to supply their energy needs. Choosing renewable energy can empower nations to become independent, controlling their own pricing, and boosting the local economy.
- It helps them fight against global warming,
Traditional energy sources generate substances such as carbon dioxide and other emissions, which affect the atmosphere, trap heat and impact the environment and human health.
- It’s easily integrated into daily life,
Renewable energy sources are incredibly easy to implement into everyday life. For example, wind farms can be built on unused farmland and solar panels can be installed onto nearly any structure and in fields as ‘solar farms.’
- It little to no maintenance,
Most renewable energy sources will require little to no maintenance, and result in less waste.
- It can save you money,
While the cost of setting up renewable energy solutions can seem high at first, you will quickly find that the energy sources pay for themselves in the long run.
What Renewable Energy Solutions are Available for Your Home?
There are plenty of ways that you can power your home using renewable energy, including;
- Underfloor Heating
Efficient underfloor heating systems are often considered the best choice for both domestic and commercial properties. Not only will it keep your family toasty warm, but it will heat your entire home. This is because warm water is pumped through underfloor pipes, and the heat from these pipes rises, heating the room evenly.
One of the main benefits of installing underfloor heating is the fact that it removes the need for big radiators. This makes decorating easier, your home safer for children and it also prevents dust and allergens from building up and being released into the air.
- Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source heat pumps are another excellent solution to heating your home. The system is placed outside your home, either at the side of the back. It takes heat from the air outside and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump.
These systems do use some electricity to run, however, they use less electrical energy than the heat they produce.
- Ground Source Heat Pump
A ground source heat pump system uses pipes buried in your garden, to take heart from the ground. This heat is then used in your radiators, underfloor system, warm air heating system, and hot water in your home.
In fact, a ground source heat pump system will also be able to cool your home during the summer months.
Choose Renewable Energy Today
If you are looking to choose renewable energy for your home, make sure to get in touch with a reputable installation team such as Summit Energies, a leading provider of home systems for Renewable Energy Bristol. With over 40 years in the renewable energy industry, they’ll be more than happy to give you all the advice you need.