The energy price cap now stands at £1971, whereas prior to April, it was £1277. This is a 54% rise in the maximum a supplier can charge you for gas and electricity.
And things aren’t set to get better anytime soon, with a predicted price cap increase of £2600+ set to come into force from October.
With no cheaper tariffs to switch to, what can you do to reduce your fuel costs?
Being more energy-savvy around the house will help, as will getting energy efficient windows and doors fitted.
Here’s why you should have them installed.
Energy Efficient Windows
As much as a fifth of heat lost from a home (18%) can occur due to the ineffective insulation offered by ageing windows, which readily let it pass through their frames and glazing.
Typical signs of windows contributing to leat loss are mould and moisture, the presence of cracks in the sealant, and when a flame flickers as you hold a candle close to your windows.
Upgrading to UPVC Extreme windows, for example, which are A+ rated as standard and approved by the Energy Saving Trust, could help you make an annual saving of £170.
Energy Efficient Doors
A very similar amount of heat loss (15%) could be down to the inability of your front and rear doors to retain the heat produced by your boiler. The tests we’ve outlined above will also enable you to identify if your doors are at fault for heat loss.
Nowadays, all replacement doors are expected to have a U-value of at least 1.8 W/m² – you want a low U-value as the lower it is, the greater the standard of insulation provided by a door.
The U-values of our doors are impressive, so they will keep heat where it belongs, firmly inside your house, saving you more cash.
Because our guarantee is for 20 years, our energy efficient windows and doors could save you an absolute fortune. So, what are you waiting for? Protect yourself against expensive energy and ask for a FREE window and / or door quote.
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