What does the Paris climate change summit mean for homeowners?
MORE than 140 world leaders are due to gather in Paris for the United Nations conference on climate change.
The historic event starts on November 30 and aims to forge an agreement to cut carbon emissions and tackle global warming.
Political figures including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama are all due to attend the meeting, which will see politicians discuss ways to limit average global warming to two degrees Celsius.
Environmental scientists believe that anything above this limit would result in rising sea levels and weather–related natural disasters.
But what does this mean for homeowners in the UK? How can we make changes in our own homes in order to live a greener lifestyle?
We have certainly seen an increase in enquiries in the lead up to the talks, which shows that people are looking at environmentally-friendly and practical measures a little closer to home.
Our advice is always start by making sure your property is as energy efficient as possible. Think about insulating your home properly. If you conserve what you create, you will reduce your bills but also cut energy consumption.
Ask for a thermal image report, which will show you where your property is losing heat and how much energy you are wasting through windows, doors and uninsulated roofs.
You could also think about renewable alternatives to traditional central heating, as well as solar panels for electricity.