It’s always best to prepare for the worst case scenario with the weather and make your home as energy efficiency as possible just in case this big freeze continues so that your home is warm enough and you know your energy bills are less likely to become overly expensive.
If you’re experiencing the exact opposite at the moment i.e. your home feels icy cold indoors and your fuel costs are sky high, we’ve thought up three easy ways of making your home more energy efficient.
If you’ve lived with your old boiler for a long time it could be costing you up to 30% in wasted fuel. Get your boiler serviced by an engineer as they will be able to identify how efficiently it is running. They will also be able to identify if there are any problems with the boiler, reducing the risk of it breaking down during a potential cold snap.
They may recommend that you get a new boiler fitted and you shouldn’t be put off by the cost of buying one. Replacing an old inefficient G-rated boiler for a more efficient boiler could reduce your heating bills by as much as £200 a year.
As well as living with your old boiler for many years, you may also still have your original single glazed windows fitted and they will be letting a lot of energy escape and a lot of cold air to get in.
Upgrading your windows to double or triple glazed windows made out of an insulating material such as UPVC or aluminium will put an end to heat loss and keep more warmth in your home.
Have you seen our new UPVC EXTREME windows? They are A+ energy rated as standard to ensure your home receives an outstanding level of thermal efficiency and endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust.
Being able to see how much energy your appliances and lighting use could help you cut the amount of energy you consume at home and this can be done when you invest in an energy monitor.
Energy monitors are sometimes supplied for free by energy suppliers or you can buy one for around £25-£40. It is easy to set up and will make you immediately aware of your energy usage. It should break you out of any bad habits you have e.g. unnecessarily boiling your kettle, leaving lights on in empty rooms, keeping charged devices plugged in.
Ward off winter with the help of Eden Windows. You’re only a FREE quote away from us making a start on improving your home’s thermal efficiency.
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