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How to design an eco-friendly home

Sustainability isn’t only a trend, but it’s also an investment. Designing an eco-friendly home helps homeowners reduce running costs and increase the value of the home. From lowering monthly costs and increasing the home value, to reducing the impact that your home has on the environment. So, what does it mean to design an eco-friendly home? Here are a few practical tips to get started.

Thermal-passive design

Energy-efficient homes prioritise a thermal-passive design that involves insulation and the orientation of the home. To make the most of light and heat in the winter, countries in the Northern Hemisphere should be south-facing.

The home should have enough exposure to sunlight, without putting the structure at risk of extreme weather. Choosing a home nearby the grocery store, schools and other public facilities also helps to reduce carbon footprint.

Invest in solar energy

Even though Manchester only receives approximately 1 400 hours of sunshine a year, solar panels are still a worthwhile investment. The installation costs are higher, but the long-term savings are worth it, for both your wallet and the environment. When installing solar panels, make sure that there is enough roof area with the proper tilt, facing the right direction.  

Take care with appliances

It’s possible to buy eco-friendly appliances that are designed with minimum energy consumption in mind, but you can also streamline the use of existing appliances. Consider the following ways to reduce the energy used by everyday appliances;

  • Avoid using nighttime standby on appliances such as the TV, or charging your phone throughout the night
  • Keep an eye on the temperature of the boiler and heating unit
  • Maintain the coils of your fridge
  • Clean the filter of your dryer
  • Use cold water to wash laundry
  • Fill the dishwasher before turning it on

Insulate your home

There are many benefits of insulating your home that can improve the energy efficiency of your building. Sealing all windows and doors, repairing any air leaks and hanging heavy curtains offers homeowners the chance to lower energy bills, reduce heat loss, and improve comfort. Having an airtight home in the chilly winter months is a great way to stay cosy while keeping the energy bill low.

If you’re looking for a safe and secure space to store your household belongings during a move or renovation, then our Manchester self storage facilities have you covered. Based in Manchester Central, Middleton and Hale and Wilmslow, we offer a variety of different size units that are available with a flexible lease agreement. 

Contact our friendly team today to find out more!


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick