Comparison website Power to Switch explains the benefits of investing in an energy efficient home.
What is a green home?
A green home is designed to be environmentally friendly. Green homes will make use of renewable energy sources such as solar power and be well insulated to prevent heat loss. They will also have thermostats and timers to regulate temperatures, heat pump systems to heat the house and water, and energy efficient lighting and appliances.
In Northern Ireland homes currently use more energy than anywhere else in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. It is estimated that around 50,000 homes might need to be retrofitted annually, which is around three times the level at the moment