What Are the Benefits of an Off-Grid Lifestyle?
In a time where every penny counts, you may be considering an off-grid lifestyle. Though at first, buying a property off the electrical grid can seem to be rather daunting or somewhat of a hassle, simple changes can make a huge positive impact. Being smart about how you buy your energy is the first step to reaping the benefits of an off-grid lifestyle.
What is Off-Grid Living?
Off-grid living is leading a life away from the National Grid: a network that provides energy to millions of people across the UK to heat their homes. Though the National Grid tied system is the usual option for many, around one million UK households live ‘off-grid’ and obtain their warmth through oil fired central heating. These off-grid homes rely on fuel delivered to them by providers such as Certas Energy.
If you’re new to off-grid living and are unfamiliar with off-grid energy systems, it could be useful to read more about our heating oil options.
How Would Living Off-Grid Benefit You?
Though it could be seen as an inconvenience to begin with, off-grid living has so many uplifting and positive aspects. Living off-grid is a great way to take a step back and enjoy a slower pace of life, get in touch with nature, and take control of your energy consumption. Read on to learn more about the benefits of an off-grid lifestyle.
Being at One With Nature
Making the most of your surroundings is the key to enjoying an off-grid life. With such beautiful landscapes, take time to appreciate the beauty of nature around you. In being removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, you open yourself up to new experiences and a new way of looking at life.
Allow yourself to embark on new hobbies such as birdwatching and hiking, that would be seemingly impossible to enjoy in a noise-polluted city environment. In these stunning rural locations, off-grid living ultimately gives you the opportunity to slow down and take life at your own pace.
Being in touch with nature guarantees one of the most fulfilling and happy lifestyles, without noise or pollution.
Growing and Eating Fresh Produce
Why not try using this opportunity to grow your own produce and herbs? Taking advantage of the natural resources around you, by cultivating your own vegetable garden, has a multitude of health, money-saving and eco-friendly benefits.
From lowering food costs to reducing the need for single-use plastics, you can save money whilst also playing a small, but vital, part in helping the environment. Growing some of your own food also lessens the need for travelling to the supermarket, thus lowering food miles and taking steps towards reducing your carbon footprint.
Restoring and Celebrating Historical Properties
Many off-grid homes in the UK are located in rural areas. These properties are usually older than those tied to the grid and in purchasing one, you could find yourself with an exciting restoration project on your hands. Celebrate the history and heritage of Britain by restoring one of these properties to its former glory. An added bonus when purchasing a historical property is the quantity of land that typically comes packaged with the deal.
Your environment can have a significant impact on your wellbeing and mental health. For example, urban living is often associated with noise, pollution, crowds, traffic, and excessive amounts of technology, which can be triggers for some people.
Living off the grid, however, is often attributed to a simpler, quieter, and more peaceful way of life. This alternative lifestyle allows you to take time to connect with yourself, your family and loved ones, which can boost your overall well-being and happiness.
Especially during the cost-of-living-crisis, it’s vital that you make the right choice when choosing an energy supplier for your home. While initial costs can seem expensive, off-grid living can ultimately allow you to fill up your savings account by reducing your energy tariffs in the future.
Throughout the year, the cost of heating oil fluctuates – sometimes on a daily basis – for a variety of reasons. During these periods, you can expect for us to be extremely busy trying to keep up with demand. However, as our fuel can be stored, some people use this as the prime opportunity to stock up and save money on their kerosene.
Buy Your Off-Grid Energy Today
Certas Energy can deliver to locations across England, Scotland and Wales and will have your fuel to you within the delivery date stated in your quote (or if no set date, we guarantee delivery within 30 days.)
Register today to place your first order and obtain a quote.