6 Reasons to Use Renewable Energy In 2022
The current environmental crisis isn’t going anywhere. If you’re still yet to make any changes to your property or lifestyle to contribute to a better planet, 2022 is the year to do so!
Many people don’t know how they can actually help, or the impact it can have but there are many ways (small and large) to make your home more green. Renewable energy is one of the biggest ways we can reduce the damage being done to the planet everyday. Solar panels, wind turbines, water boreholes and ground source heat pumps are just some of the ways we can utilise the earth’s resources to create clean energy that doesn’t emit CO2 into the ozone layer.
Having all the information in front of you is a great way to start your research and choose a solution that’s right for you. We have put together 6 reasons to use renewable energy in 2022 and the benefits it can have for your home and finances, as well the planet.
1. Environmentally Friendly
It is no secret that the burning of fossil fuels producing greenhouse gases is destroying our planet. The climate is in crisis and the only way to prevent this and reverse some of the damage is to reduce carbon emissions entering the atmosphere.
Renewable technologies use natural energy such as sun, wind, rain etc to produce electricity with less impact on the planet. The UK hopes to be carbon neutral by 2050 with other countries showing similar efforts. But doing your bit and switching to renewable energy where possible will contribute greatly.
2. More Cost Effective
Many methods of converting to renewable energy, such as installing a water borehole or ground source heat pump do have a significant upfront cost but are definitely a long term investment.
Plus, with the future of fossil fuels looking dire, prices will only increase as they become more scarce. That’s why switching to renewable energy is a more affordable, stable option going forward.
3. Improved Health
Pollution has such a large impact on our health, and we often don’t even realise it. According to the British Lung Foundation, 36, 000 deaths in the UK are linked to air pollution via diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease and more.
Renewable energy produces less fumes therefore the air is cleaner and the damage to our bodies is minimised, contributing to better public health.
4. Reliable Supply
The hint is in the name! Renewable energy provides a reliable, unlimited supply of power that is constantly being renewed. This means that outages are less likely and you can use as much or as little as you please with no extra cost.
5. Increased Control
Installing solar panels, wind turbines or boreholes on your land makes you self-sufficient and hands you back control over your energy. Less reliance on the national grid or mains water supply means you can better monitor and maximise your energy use.
Most sources of renewable energy pretty much run themselves with little maintenance needed once installed.
For example, a water borehole or ground source heat pump typically only requires a service once a year with more bespoke servicing available if required.
Dragon Drilling are the leading UK experts in water and ground source heating borehole installations, a renewable source of energy. Borehole construction sustainably utilises the Earth’s natural resources to provide constant heat or water into a home or commercial building. On average, it provides 75% of free renewable energy creating an average cost saving of 75% on existing heating bills. If you’re interested in making the switch, get in touch today and a member of our team will be happy to help.