If you’re like most people and above all want your home to be more comfortable – warm in winter and cool in summer – here’s a guide that will help you work out how to do that in ways that are “good for you, good for the bottom line, and good for the planet.”
Where do you start to retrofit your home so that’s it’s warm in winter and cool in summer?
According to the authors of a new guide called Guide to low carbon residential buildings – retrofit, there are many ways a homeowner or tenant can achieve better comfort and cheaper running costs without substantially altering the building’s form, bulk or scale.
Most of the changes don’t need significant trade skills or even a big financial commitment. And you can implement most without development approvals that you’d need for major renovations.
The guide is produced by the CRC for Low Carbon Living as part of a seven year federal government funded program to reduce carbon in our built environment.
It’s full of credible advice on tested products that you can use to improve the performance of your home.
- Solar PV
- Heat pump systems
- Energy monitoring
- Hydronic heating
- Blow-in foam wall insulation