We should all be thinking about “going green” and becoming more eco-friendly in as many ways as possible. From recycling to switching off lights when we leave a room, homeowners are more aware of the effect that we can all have by being more environmentally friendly and this goes for holiday home owners too.
While the main purpose of a holiday home, at least from an owner’s perspective, is to generate extra income by letting it out to holidaymakers, owners can also save more money in the long run by thinking ‘green’.
By making a number of relatively small changes to the way we live, and the things that we provide for guests in our holiday homes, we can reduce monthly bills – making the cottage more profitable – and do our bit to protect the world we live in.
We can reduce monthly bills - making the cottage more profitable - and do our bit to protect the world we live in
There are a number of different reasons why being eco-friendly is so important, however, the most common responses when people were asked why they thought they should 'go green' were:
To protect the environment and stop the impact of global warming
To lower utility bills and save money wherever possible. Energy-saving bulbs and solar panels are a great way of reducing bills
To protect the planet for our children and future generations by using sustainable materials and recycling
Turning the heating down by as little as one degree could save as much as 10 per cent off your annual heating bill!
Energy efficient light bulbs are one of the most common and simplest ways to be more eco-friendly in and around your holiday home. They use much less energy than standard bulbs and, although they take longer to get up to their full brightness, they perform to the same level.
If you’ve already swapped your bulbs and are interested in doing more to protect the environment and save money in the process, here are some extra ideas on how to make your holiday property more eco-friendly: