With the winter season approaching, this is the perfect time to start working towards making your home as energy-efficient as possible. The steps you take now would help keep your winter fuel costs down.
According to an estimate one in three adults worry about how they will pay their energy bills in the winter season.
So what can be done to make your home more energy efficient and cheaper to run?
Interestingly you can do this by taking a few simple measures, like turning your heating down, or keeping the doors and windows properly closed, can have a significant effect on your annual bills. The sooner you start making changes, the greater the savings.
Here are our six tested methods for bringing down energy bills and carbon emission at the same time.
- Insulate your Loft and Cavity Walls
Residents in the UK lose about 25% of the heat produced by gas heating boilers through lofts, and about 35% through the walls. This problem can easily be resolved by properly insulating your loft and cavity walls. While the average cost of this process depends on the size of the property, costs can starts from £150. The process is not very long and can take a few hours. Due to the effectiveness of this process, you can make your money back in about two years.
- Boiler Upgrade
The use of inefficient boilers drives up energy bills and causes frustration when your home isn’t getting warm quickly. These boilers take longer to heat the room while using more energy. You are in luck, as modern boilers are designed to be energy-efficient, with a SEDBUK rating A, reaching efficiency levels higher than 90%.
Updating your old boiler with a new A-rated Gas Heating Boiler would help you save around £300 to £400 off your heating bills, which is certainly a considerable amount of money. You can make long term savings by investing in an efficient boiler. Invest now and invest intelligently.
- Use Draught Excluders and Door Seals
The gaps under the doors are another very critical factor and if you have them then this means that your precious heat is probably pouring out through them. This also puts burden on your radiators, making them work harder to keep you warm.
Draught excluders are a cheap solution to this problem. It is recommended that you buy a few for use around the house, especially on doors that lead to empty rooms or outside the house. Rubber and foam seals can also be used to stop draughts and you will notice a rapid difference straight away. Soon the home will start getting warm quicker with energy bills much lesser. These small steps can make a huge difference.
- Switch to a water -saving showerhead
While we all enough power showers, their downside is that they quickly use up water if you’re not careful. Opting to use a water-saving showerhead is a great way to start saving on your energy bills.
- Use an energy monitor
An energy monitor is a really handy gadget for keeping an eye on energy bills. It costs something around £20-60 to buy an energy monitor. After it is plugged in it will give you the stats about your energy consumption and how much you’re paying for it.
- Use LED light bulbs
While these bulbs are expensive to buy they last much longer and are highly efficient. Investing in switching to LED lights from your regular bulbs is worth your money and you can expect to make your money back in savings on your bills.
If you’d like to find out more about staying warm and saving money this winter, get in touch with us today and our friendly team will be happy to help you. Just fill the form and our heating installers can also visit you to conduct a FREE survey of your property to evaluate your heating needs and give you a no-obligation quote. The installers can also help you make your home’s heating more efficient without the need for installing new equipment.