Heating materials 'can help with sustainability'
Achieving more sustainability in the home is a matter of using heating materials more intelligently, it is suggested.
Sarah Compo, energy doctor for the Energy Saving Trust, explains that there are a number of ways in which heating materials might be used as part of a home-wide energy effort.
Installing effective heating controls is one option, as she notes the significant impact that can be achieved simply by lowering the thermostat setting by a single degree.
Alternatively, switching the boiler off completely when it is not in use could also help, along with ensuring other home devices are not left on standby.
'When it comes to tackling climate change and reducing energy consumption, everyone can do their bit,' Ms Compo says.
She adds that the benefits to homeowners do not only include the carbon footprint minimising effects described, but may also appear in the form of savings on utility bills.
Posted by Neil Burton
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