I make sure my energy comes from ‘Green’ sources, like wind and solar panels – surely I don’t need to insulate my home to help the environment?

I make sure my energy comes from ‘Green’ sources, like wind and solar panels – surely I don’t need to insulate my home to help the environment?

Well done for using energy from green sources. Renewable energy sources, like wind power, produce electricity and solar panels are part of the solution if we are to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and tackle climate change. Although solar panels are good for providing hot water, they do not produce water that is hot enough for central heating. Most homes are heated by gas or oil, and when it’s burnt in your boiler it emits carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. By improving the insulation of your home, you will be reducing your energy consumption and therefore playing a greater part in reducing the effect of global warming.

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