Going Green: Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

In 2015, everyone wants to make their home more eco-friendly. With fears about carbon emissions becoming even more prominent and energy bills increasing year on year, we’re all looking for easy ways to go green.

As a leading provider of UPVC windows in Stoke on Trent, at FAB Systems we want to help you achieve a home that is more energy efficient, helping you to save money as well as saving the planet. Here are some easy ways that you can make your home more eco-friendly.

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Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating will make your home feel luxurious, as well as helping you to reduce your carbon footprint. Underfloor heating is far more efficient than radiators, as it will generate heat more evenly around your home.

This will mean that you avoid having radiators constantly churning out heat that you don’t need, and you also won’t have a mixture of hot and cold temperatures around your home. Underfloor heating is particularly well-suited to bathrooms.

Although underfloor heating is commonly associated with new build homes, it can easily be installed in any property, helping you to reap the rewards of a warmer home, lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

Smarter Windows

One of the best ways to make your home more eco-friendly is to install smarter windows. UPVC windows will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills, using precise glass technology to reap the benefits of the natural heat provided by the sun.

Solaglas EcoClear helps you to work towards a greener home in two key ways. The Planitherm glass works to capture warmth from direct sunlight, allowing your home to receive sufficient natural heat and instantly saving you money on your energy bills. Its insulation technology then stops this heat from escaping, as well as that generated by your radiators.

By installing smarter windows, you can also add considerable value to your home, making UPVC windows an excellent choice for your home with multiple benefits.


Eco-Friendly Appliances

If you want to minimise the size of your carbon footprint, installing some eco-friendly appliances can work to significantly reduce your carbon emissions and even save you money on your energy bills.

With some clever shopping, you can develop your own green kitchen. On the current market, you can purchase eco-friendly fridges, freezers, dishwashers and washing machines, as well as small appliances such as kettles.

You can also work to reduce your energy output by swapping all of your light bulbs for energy-saving alternatives, which will give off a similar amount of light energy, but use up less electricity.

Making the swap to energy-saving, eco-friendly appliances around your home may seem like a big change, but by making these alterations you can significantly reduce the amount of money you spend on energy bills, and more importantly make a contribution to saving the planet.

Solar Panels

The sun provides us with entirely free, sustainable light and heat energy every day, and if you install solar panels in your home, you can benefit even more from this.

By installing solar panels, you can ensure that the energy supplying your home is completely sustainable, as well as being able to watch as your energy bills are replaced with payments from National Grid, who purchase excess energy generated in this way.

Solar power technology is now more innovative than ever, and if you are concerned that it could destroy the aesthetic of your home, you needn’t worry. Solar panel specialists can now conduct the installation in a way that will affect the look of your home as little as possible.


We hope you found our tips for creating an eco-friendly home helpful. If you are considering going green, FAB Systems’ UPVC windows can help you save energy from the moment they’re installed. For more information, contact us today by calling 0800 066 5644.