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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Being energy efficient and reducing your carbon footprint are two terms that you would undoubtedly have heard quite often in the last few years. With new coalition government plans to introduce a green tax, making your home as energy efficient as possible has never been so important.

The proposed green tax could add up to £850 on to the price of a house through a 0.5% increase in stamp duty on less efficient homes with F or G ratings.

Homeowners can claim a full rebate from a so-called Green Investment Bank if they make their house more efficient within 12 months. This can be done by installing new energy efficient double glazing, fitting solar panels or properly insulating cavities.

The Energy Saving Trust estimates the average household loses approximately 18% of its heat through windows, so just the simple act of having A-rated glazing installed in your home could have massive implications on both your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

Even the Queen is feeling the pinch as she plans to have double glazing installed in Buckingham Palace. The average household can save up to £135 per annum on fuel bills. With 775 rooms, double glazing would have a significantly larger impact on energy bills.

Make your home more energy efficient by installing double glazing in your home.
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