Lots of people have spent more time indoors at home this year, with one of the effects being an uplift in home improvement projects. Why? When you spend more time being confronted with the things you dislike about your house, it becomes much easier to identify the changes you want to make. From better insulation to switching to eco-friendly solar power, households everywhere are making improvements. If you’re considering updating your home, here are the top three reasons why now is a great time to get started.
Winter is coming
As the leaves start to fall and we’re reminded that summer is all but over, temperatures outside start to drop sharply. And if you don’t have good draft-proofing or quality uPVC windows and doors installed, temperatures could drop sharply inside too. Winter is, quite literally, coming and now is the time to put energy efficiency measures in place before it gets even colder. Not only will you enjoy a warmer, cosier few months at home, but you’ll save money on your energy bills, too, because you won’t need to have the heating on full blast to keep poorly insulated rooms warm.
Get ahead of energy changes
Major changes to housing legislation – gas central heating is set to be outlawed, for a start – are also on the way, leading many homeowners to start making changes to their homes ahead of time. This is the case for individuals and families as well as buy-to-let landlords. Across the spectrum, one of the most popular changes being undertaken is to switch to solar power. Electricity is now officially rated as the greenest way to heat and power your home, with solar being the most eco-friendly way of generating it. Installation availability is good during late summer and early autumn, so now is the perfect time to make the switch.
Work culture is different now
When office workers were asked to work from home earlier in 2020, few could have predicted it would lead to a permanent change in work culture. Six months later, many businesses have little in the way of plans for a full return to office life. Employers large and small are now exploring new ways of working, with reduced time in the office being a priority. If you’re one of the people still predominantly working from home, chances are that will be the case for some time. And if you’re going to be spending more time at home, you’ll want it to be as comfortable and uplifting an environment as possible. Now is a great time to take on that renovation project you’ve been thinking about, or even just redecorate your favourite rooms. You’ll be happier and the house will also look better on video calls!
Whether your motivation is helping the environment and saving money, or you simply want to give your home a bit of a facelift, now is the perfect time. If you’re interested in learning more about solar power and how switching can save the planet and save you a packet, get in touch with us today and we will answer all of your questions.