In the modern day we’re all trying to do that little bit extra to protect our environment and becoming more eco-friendly in as many ways as we possibly can. From recycling to switching off the lights when we leave a room, homeowners are more aware of the effect that we can have by being more “green” and this goes for holiday home owners, too.
While the main purpose of running a holiday home is to generate additional income by letting your property to holidaymakers, it’s also important to save money wherever possible and that can go hand-in-hand with making your holiday home more eco-friendly.
By making just a small number of changes to the way we live and the ways that we run our holiday homes – including the things that we provide for our guests – we can reduce monthly bills and make the property more profitable and more green in the process.
We can reduce monthly bills and make the property more profitable and more green
Everyone cares about the environment and we all have our own ways of doing our bit, whether it’s recycling or using energy-saving light bulbs. When we asked some of our cottage owners why they felt the need to make their holiday homes more eco-friendly, the most common responses were:
Protecting the environment. Stopping the impact of global warming was of paramount importance to our owners.
Lower utility bills. Bringing down the monthly energy costs was also important with energy-saving bulbs and solar panels popular solutions and great ways to reduce bills.
Protecting our children’s futures. Finally, it was deemed important to be protecting the next generation by using sustainable materials and recycling as much as possible.
Turning the heating down by just one degree could save as much as 10 per cent off your annual heating bill
We’ve already touched upon energy saving light bulbs, but there are a whole host of things you could be doing.
If you’ve already opted for energy saving bulbs and are thinking of doing more to protect the environment and save money, here are some extra ideas on how to make your holiday home even greener: