If you don't know the UK is currently battling an energy crisis, where have you been? Since February 2022, the media has repeatedly reported that electricity and gas prices in the UK will soar this spring. Families across the country are understandably distressed, wondering how they will be able to afford a 54% increase in energy prices.

Well, we're here to present a solution that can counteract this dire change: Solar PV is a fantastic way to keep your electricity bills down, because the energy harvested from the sun is used to run your home appliances. In a similar way, an air source heat pump will reduce your heating bills because it uses air to heat radiators, underfloor heating and hot water.

Of course, the fact that both systems can cut your energy bills and save you money is a head start. In fact, once you install a solar photovoltaic system on your roof, you can save up to 70% on your energy bills. Save up to £1,300 a year if you choose an air source heat pump. An absolute must have when bills are skyrocketing.

The total number of households now projected to fall into fuel poverty is expected to reach a staggering 6.32 million due to the recent price cap hike. Please do everything you can to help prevent this from becoming you and your family.

With funding streams available, you can get free money to pay for the installation of solar panels and air source heat pumps, both of which are designed in line with the government's pledge to reach net zero by 2050. Please consult Advanced Eco for more information on green energy government grants.

A common misconception is that solar panels only work on sunny days and air source heat pumps only work on warm days - neither of which we are fortunate enough to receive very often in the UK. In fact, however, modern solar panels rely only on light (which is still available in winter), and air source heat pumps can still extract heat from the air even when temperatures are as low as -15°C.

Not only are we in an energy crisis, but we are also in a climate emergency… We can no longer turn a blind eye to the fact that climate change disasters have tripled over the past 30 years and are only getting worse. If you want to contribute to the environment, opting for solar PV or an air source heat pump is a good place to start.

Solar panels rely on energy from the sun to power your home, and air source heat pumps absorb natural heat from the outside air, both of which mean you don't emit greenhouse gases.