With bills rising rapidly, there’s no better time to take a look at energy efficiency in your home. The cost of living has become hard to cope with for many people and unfortunately, there’s no sign of things slowing down. Whilst we can’t control the energy prices and rising costs, we can control how much energy we use at home.
You might think you have an energy-efficient home, but you’d be surprised how much energy is being wasted and spent unnecessarily. So, there is no better time to take a closer look at your energy usage and see how you can create a more heat efficient home. Here are some ideas to get you started.
When preserving heat within your home, insulation is essential. Insulation helps trap heat within your home, therefore reducing the amount of energy you use to keep it warm. However, ineffective insulation could be costing you money without realising it. If heat is allowed to leak through your insulation, you’ll have to keep pumping heat into your home to keep it at a nice temperature. Investing in good building and roof insulation will help your home become more heat efficient.
Single glazed windows not only let noise energy into your home but also do a poor job of keeping the cold out. Whilst double glazing might feel like a large financial outlay, to begin with, you’ll reap the rewards once your energy bills reduce.
Pipes are used all over your home, usually to carry a heat source of some description. However, it’s because of this that they’re usually placed in cold wall cavities, losing heat along the way. So, insulating your pipes will help trap the heat in so you use less energy to keep your home warm.
An old boiler could be costing you a lot of money. If you have an inefficient boiler, you could be using more energy than necessary to fuel your home. If you’re unsure if your boiler is up to scratch, contact a plumber or boiler expert to assess the situation.
Bleed your radiators
Over time, radiators can store little pockets of gas that stop them from working so well. Not releasing this gas will end up affecting the efficiency of your heating system, thus costing you more money. It’s simple to bleed a radiator, follow instructions online and do it yourself at home.