Eco Friendly holiday letting
Easy ways to” Go Green” and promote your cottage as being eco friendly
More and more people are now making green and eco choices in many areas of their lives, food, cars, homes there are so many choices out there.
A customer’s decision to look for a holiday home which fits with their values is increasing and there are some quick and easy things you can do to support the environment and help to reduce waste.
Shout about it
If you are taking steps to be more aware of saving energy then let your guests know, pop a little piece in your information guide or even a card in your welcome pack, you could ask guests to turn off appliances and lights when they are not needed and let them know where the nearest recycling centres are (usually in the supermarket car parks)
Energy saving bulbs are a good start, it has been shown that they can last up to 25 times longer than standard bulbs, so you not only save energy but money as well.
Invest in a smart control to enable you to keep your property at a suitable and cosy temperature all year round and gives you the ability to reduce the heat when the property is empty, a great way to save energy and again keep the bills down too all from a tablet or smart phone.
Now we don’t advise rushing out to change all your appliances but when the time comes to replace them look for an A+++ rating as this is the top energy efficiency rating for appliances. There are may guides out there to help you decide which ones to choose.
This is one of the easiest ways you can support the environment. There are so may options on the market now form highly specialised products to a vast array on the shelves of the supermarkets and the prices are more competitive too. Look out for our selection of eco cleaning products which will soon be available as an option from our managed services.
The choices are now endless when making decorating choices, look for eco-friendly paints’ with no Solvents or *VOC's (volatile organic compounds), this is clearly marked on the cans, there are eco-friendly carpets and all sorts of fabrics to choose from you are only limited by your decorative imagination !
Cavity wall and roof insulation
Just like your own home, why not consider adding some insulation before the winter, it will help keep your property cosy and warm and reduce the amount of heat loss from walls and roofs therefore reducing the amount of energy needed to heat your property.
Let your guests know where they can recycle
A really good way to support the local economy and your carbon footprint is by “buying local”. Most of us try to do this now in our everyday lives so why not do this for your holiday cottage too? Buy recycled furniture, use local artisans and food producers, let your guests know where the best places are to buy local produce and crafts and showcase local artists on your walls (if you are an artist why not use your own paintings)
You don’t need to do a lot to make a difference, a few small changes will not only support the environment but will support your bank balance too