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Can You Be Carbon Neutral at Home?

Being carbon neutral at home is something people have an increasing interest in. The majority of people are becoming more conscious of their own impact on the world. With this needs to come some investigation into the way you individually use the world’s resources. Every time you do nearly anything, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere as a result of those actions. These greenhouse gases all add together and result in climate change. There are so many ways you use carbon at home depending on your circumstances. Here are three ways to help become carbon neutral at home.

Look at Your Energy Usage

Energy is a huge factor in your carbon footprint. This is because in the UK we use a large amount of energy for heating. The majority of countries of the world are much warmer than the UK, but here this is an issue. You can have an effect on your energy use by swapping to renewables like solar and wind power. Of course, the sun and wind are not there all the time, so this is even better if you pair it with large scale ESS batteries. These store your energy until you are ready to use it. Furthermore, they can use mains power as well, so will save you money all year round. For more information about this visit EcoPowerDirect. Also older appliances both big and small tend to be power guzzlers. Be considerate that what you are buying is as efficient as possible.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It is an old adage but a great way to save carbon is to follow these three simple ideas. One is to reduce what you use. If you can avoid buying something by making do with something else, then carbon use is less. If you can reuse something perhaps by mending a ripped pair of trousers or buying a bed from your local marketplace then reusing something is valuable. Finally, if you can recycle what you have when you have finished with it, then carbon will be reduced. Everything that stops something new being made leads to a reduction in carbon. You can also apply this to everyday waste by taking measures such as avoiding single use plastic.

Change Your Commute

A simple thing to reduce carbon is to change the way you get where you are going. Walking, running and cycling are the lowest carbon ways of getting to places. As you might imagine, using cars, especially for a short journey produces a lot of carbon. Equally, using planes has a big impact on carbon. Covid made an impact on travel and has led to excellent ways of communicating online instead of flying. Equally if you need to go somewhere far away, can you take trains instead? Could you swap that car journey for a bus journey? As a consumer, you make a choice about generating carbon. Perhaps it is time to let your feet do the talking.

Just 100 companies emit around 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet every individual can still make a difference. It is time to aim to be carbon neutral at home. EcoPowerDirect can help you achieve that today.

Please seek professional advice before purchasing our products to ensure they are compatible with your system.

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Go Green and Swap to Solar Energy

The time has come to go green and make the swap to solar energy. It may feel like this would be a massive change, but it might be less of a change than you think. Solar energy is a great way to power your space whether big or small. Yes, there are some concerns that people sometimes have. Here are some of the ones we have heard about at EcoPowerDirect and how to overcome them.

The Biggest Change

The biggest change you would experience in your home is the set-up of the system. Some people choose to get a company in to do this. Others source their own panels at a lower cost and either do it themselves or get in a local tradesperson. This is a great way to manage the fitting of the panels and has a lot of benefits. It is also an inexpensive way of doing this, as national brands are more likely to cost more.

The Physical Look

If you choose to swap to solar energy, then the likelihood is that the panels would be visible outside of your home. Most people place the panels on their roof which does not seriously affect the roof and keeps them mainly out of sight. People tend to sensibly choose the sunniest part of their roof to place their panels on to get the best effect. For many people this would not even be the front of the home, so the physical look is not so much affected.

The Benefits of Solar

There are so many benefits of solar. The simplest benefit is that the sun’s rays provide free energy. This can be used in your home to power appliances, lights, in fact anything you want and you do not pay. In addition to this, that energy created is clean. There is no dirty or fossil fuel used at all with solar. This is completely different to energy from a typical mains source. The swap to solar energy is a green option to benefit the world.

Managing the Sunshine

So, one of the biggest issues people worry about with solar is that in the UK it is not sunny all the time. This is true and there is no denying it, but full sun is not required for solar panels. If light is on the panels, then energy is going in. This does not need to be maximum sun pounding the panels. On the darkest days which are grey with torrential rain, not much is going to feed in, but on other days that are in between it will have an impact.

Making the swap to solar energy may feel like a huge leap to some people. However, it can be easy to go green and become more eco conscious. One way to do this is through investing in solar panels. You can find a great range of solar panels at EcoPowerDirect. For all of your panels and accessories look no further, with everything you need all in one place.

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The EVE ESS Battery Sale is Here

If you have been waiting for an EVE ESS battery sale, the time has come. EcoPowerDirect have just added a limited number of batteries at a special offer price. Get this while you can. We love EVE batteries for their quality components. Trying out ESS batteries for the first time can be nerve wracking. After all, it is likely to be a significant shift from the way you have been powering your home or space until now. However, with these huge reductions, now is the time to get ESS batteries to work for you. The process is simple if you follow these instructions:

Identify What You Need

So not everyone needs the same number of batteries. This will depend on your current usage and the space you need to power. You should base it on the maximum amount of power you use across a year. Thinking about the most power you will ever need is important. Build into this appliance power use as well as heating. Looking at your old bills can help you work out what you need. Buying the right number of batteries will ensure things work properly from day one. You can also seek professional advice to work out how many batteries will be right for you. Our batteries can be connected in parallel, so you add more in the future if you need to.

Take the Leap

Now is the time to go for it. Buy the best batteries you can afford and avoid lead batteries as they cannot discharge as much power as lithium and are inefficient. At EcoPowerDirect, we have road tested the EVE batteries we sell and can say hand on heart that they are the best we have found. We are offering them now at a special price for a short period of time, to help out our loyal customers. With the cost of energy at this time despite slow reductions, the lack of stability in energy prices is an issue. ESS batteries can reduce this worry as you can use solar or wind power to fill the batteries. You can also take advantage of cheap off-peak energy such as overnight use.

Get Them Fitted

EcoPowerDirect always suggest getting professional advice before choosing batteries to ensure they match with your home system. This goes for the fitting as well. If you are not confident of what to do, then get some help. You do need to treat your batteries with care, just like any new household item. Plugging everything into the right place is important. Seek some support with this and then you will be good to go. Getting your batteries right from day one means everything is working properly. You also have a lot of control with the batteries, so understanding that will be a big help.

Buying from the EVE ESS battery sale gives you the same premium product with an even more affordable price tag. There has never been a better time to go for it and give these batteries a try. They are high quality, practical and great value – try them now.

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