As the temperatures start to drop, the internal heating system becomes something that we simply cannot live without. After all, British homes are not equipped for the summer nor the winter, and this means that energy bills can increase throughout the colder months of the year as homeowners across the country turn up the thermostat in a bid to stay warm. Read on as we go over a few top tips that can help reduce heat and energy loss and may even see you save on your bills…
It is wise to ensure that your walls, floor and loft are well insulated as this is the most basic step in energy conservation as both cavity wall and solid wall insulation will ensure that heat isn’t able to escape through small cracks. In addition to this, heat rises which means that an uninsulated loft can be notorious for causing expensive energy bills.
Many homeowners are surprised to discover that energy loss can be down to their windows as even the smallest gaps can allow heat to escape. Furthermore, single-glazing panes provide almost no insulation in comparison to double or even triple-glazing. If you notice a breeze coming from your windows or that they are always condensed then it may be time to invest in an upgrade.
If you are looking to create a cosy-winter atmosphere then a woodburning stove could be the answer. They are an investment for the future that can actually help homeowners save a significant amount on their energy bills because they remove the need for central heating. After all, there is no point heating every room in the house when the whole family is in the same room!
It pays to be prepared when it comes to preventing energy loss inside the home and taking the time to upgrade your single glazing windows or investing in a stove can go a long way. In fact, something as simple as a draught excluder in front of your internal doors can stop the heat from one room making its way into another. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!