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The advantages of renewable energy – a sustainable choice

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In today’s world, where energy consumption is at an all-time high and global warming is an ever-increasing issue, it’s important to find sustainable sources of energy for the future, and the way we heat our homes is a key part of that.

Obviously, switching to more renewable heating systems involves an initial financial investment. However, the good news is there has never been a better time to make the switch to renewable forms of energy. This is because homeowners are currently able to take advantage of the government’s £7,500 heat pump grant which has recently been increased from £5,000.

So, what are the advantages of renewable energy? The main benefits are as follows:

Cost effective heating for your home

One of the major benefits of using renewable resources is the savings you can make on your energy bills. By installing solar panels on your roof, you can generate your own electricity and reduce your dependency on the grid. However, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps are also renewable heating systems that will cut your carbon footprint, while also saving you money on expensive energy bills.

The potential extra savings you can make will depend on your property, where you live, and the type of renewable heating system you choose. At Lewington’s we have over 20 years’ experience advising homeowners on the best solution for them.

Get in touch today for more information on how we can help you find the right renewable energy system for your home.

A reliable source of renewable energy

With electricity demand set to increase by more than 70% by 2050, the more households who opt for the advantages of renewable energy, the less pressure there will be on the National Grid and the fossil fuels that partially power it. The government may have recently postponed some of its net zero targets, however, the increase in the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to £7,500 is a sure sign that eventually, we will all need to shift our reliance on finite fossil fuels to using power harnessed by the sun, the wind and water to heat our homes. So, for those who need to replace their boiler or who have

An environmentally friendly choice

Renewable energy benefits are numerous and the peace of mind of knowing that you have made the switch to a sustainable source of heating is an important one. Unlike traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas, renewable energy doesn’t release harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. By switching to renewable energy, you’ll be doing your part in creating a healthier planet for future generations, with the added benefit of taking a decision that also makes sound financial sense.

Savings for the future

One of the main advantages of renewable energy sources are the medium to long-term cost saving benefits they can produce. As well as providing a stable source of energy, they are often straightforward in terms of repair, maintenance and replacement. Not only that, with the public being increasingly aware of the growing need to embrace the advantages of renewable energy, having this kind of system in place will be attractive to potential buyers should you decide to sell your home in the future.

Helping you find the right heating solution

We launched our Lewington Renewables division back in 2000, and as pioneers in the increasingly popular area of renewable energy, we’ve got the experience and skillset to advise you on the best renewable system for your property. However, we always do this bearing in mind that while the advantages of renewable energy are undeniable, they are not the right solution in every situation. So, we are also able to advise when a modern gas or oil boiler is the best option for your needs.

Get in touch on 01858 433333 or fill in our contact form today to arrange a home visit to discuss your requirements in more detail.