What is a home retrofit?
Retrofitting your home
A home retrofit aims to improve the energy efficiency of a house or flat by making it easier to heat up and better at retaining heat. It also considers renewable energy options to heat and power your home, which could mean significant savings on energy bills over the long-term and help you live more sustainably.
What are the benefits of a home retrofit?
Lower energy bills
A warmer, energy-efficient home
A healthier environment
Source: homebuilding.co.uk, Oct 2021
How to retrofit your home
If your home loses heat through draughts or poor insulation, it's wasting energy. So, starting with the basics to make your home more comfortable and easier to keep warm is a good first step, before investing in bigger changes.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (2022) recommends a 3 step process for a home retrofit: (1) Reduce the energy your home uses (2) Improve its energy efficiency and then (3) Look at renawable alternatives to heat and power your home.