How can we use renewable energy in our homes?
To put it simply, renewable energy is energy produced from sources that are naturally replenished, such as the wind or sun. This energy can then be used to generate electricity in our homes.
Renewable energy is often considered to be the future of the world’s electricity production as it can be spontaneously generated without human intervention, while drastically reducing the levels of carbon dioxide emissions.
Choosing renewable energy sources for your home is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, it is also increasingly becoming the more affordable option. In this article we look at different ways you can use renewable energy in your home.
When many of us think of renewable energy at home, solar panels is often the first thing that comes to mind. These panels take the sun’s rays and convert it into electricity that can be used to heat your home and power your appliances.
A solar energy system will reduce your reliance on the grid and help you save money on your electricity bill. They also have low maintenance costs, as there are no moving parts which could wear out over time. Just keep them clean and they should last you for many, many years.
Harness the power of the wind and use it to generate electricity in your home with a wind turbine. The stronger the wind, the more electricity is produced. Just like the sun, wind is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation and maintenance costs, your electricity costs will be greatly reduced. There are two types of domestic-sized wind turbine:
· Pole mounted – free standing and producing around 6kW.
· Building Mounted – Installed on your roof and producing around 2kW
Maintenance checks are necessary every few years and the cost of these checks will determine on the size of your turbine.
Your property will need a consistent source of flowing water for this to be an option. However, if you’re in a position to consider this hydro then the advantages are fantastic. Unlike solar or wind, hydro offers a stable source of energy – allowing you to continuously produce the same input whatever the weather.
Air Source Heat Pumps
This renewable energy system uses the heat from the outside air to heat your home and your running water. The easiest way to explain how this works is to think of a fridge but in reverse, by taking energy from the air and using this to heat your home.
Heat pumps can be used in all temperatures and offer a more sustainable heating option than traditional oil or gas.
There is no best type of renewable energy, as it can depend on location, circumstances and your property, but all have the potential to provide a ready supply of power without relying on natural resources.
Here at TT Electrical, we are an electrical company, not just a ‘solar panel company’. We do not subcontract our installation of solar panels to other companies, but use our extensive knowledge to install and repair solar panels to the highest of standards. For further information on this service please do get in touch.
This article was written by TT Electrical. TT Electrical have over twenty years of combined professional experience, providing electrical services across Worcestershire. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website at www.ttelectrical.net or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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