Are you are looking to make some home improvements with a view to maximising your energy efficiency? It is worth some careful consideration to make changes in one go potentially saving hundreds of pounds on your energy bills.
A Britelite triple glazing replacement will help to retain the heat in your home. The double argon filled cavities throw radiated heat back into your home, meaning you can save up to £766 a year on your heating bills. Perhaps then look at the other components of your home’s shell where you may be loosing heat and wasting energy.
There are other energy efficiency quick fixes that you can do now; ensure your hot water cylinder and exposed pipe-work is well insulated, generating a possible saving of around £50 each year.
Switch to the new lower energy light bulbs and replace halogen spots with new LEDs. Remember to turn off lights when not needed. Turn off appliances too when not in use rather than leaving them on standby. This could save the average household £40 – £80 a year.
Set your washing machine to wash at 30° rather than a higher temperature and avoid overfilling your kettle each time you have a cuppa.
Check your loft insulation to see if it needs to be replaced or topped-up. If your loft has nothing in place, the recommended 270mm of insulation will make your home considerably warmer and can save you up to £180 a year.
Cavity wall insulation is a good investment and with savings of up to £145 a year the measure could pay for itself in around four years. You may also be loosing heat from other small gaps, between skirting and floor boards or even up a chimney. Draught proofing these areas can save you £20-30 per year.
It’s worth exploring renewable heating technologies, such as heat pumps or solar panels, following the announcement of financial incentives through the Renewable Heat Incentive. Not only will households benefit from energy savings but could also receive additional income for the energy produced.
Pretty soon you can be enjoying a warmer, cosier home and saving money with lower bills too.
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