Energy bills can be a major expense for every household. This is especially true in the current economic climate as energy prices have skyrocketed and left many homes unsure of how they will afford monthly bills. So you might be wondering how you make your home more energy efficient? Luckily, there are a number of things you can do. By incorporating more cost-effective technology such as double glazing windows, improving insulation and using more eco-friendly options where possible, you can minimise your spend and make your outings more affordable.
Install Double Glazing Windows
Double glazing windows are one of the most effective ways to reduce heat loss from your home. Windows are often the biggest culprit when it comes to losing heat in your home. By investing in high quality, energy efficient double glazed windows your heating won’t need to run as frequently or at as high a temperature, lowering your heating costs.
Seal Up Any Draughts
Draughts can let a lot of heat out of your home, so it’s important to seal up any gaps around windows and doors. You can use draught excluders, weatherstripping, or even caulk to do this.
Insulate Your Home
Insulation helps to keep your home warm in the winter by forming a protective barrier between warm inside air and the cooler external air. You can insulate your walls, attic, and floors to see the biggest savings. As with anything, to get the best level of insulation you’ll have to pay more – but it’s worth it.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Older appliances are often less energy-efficient than newer models. If you’re replacing an appliance, look for a new one with a good UK energy rating, as these appliances use less energy and will save you money on your energy bills. Appliances should feature an energy label that will tell you the efficiency of your appliance.
Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs use a fraction of the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs, so they can save you a lot of money on your lighting costs. You may also choose to install smart bulbs to prevent lighting getting let on when it’s not necessary.
Change Your Thermostat to a Lower Temperature
Turning your thermostat down just a couple of degrees in the winter can help save you money over a long period of time. It is estimated that every degree you lower your thermostat in the winter can save you about 3% on your overall heating bill. It might not sound like much, but it all adds up!
Take Shorter Showers
A long shower can use a lot of hot water which will drive up your energy bills. Try to take shorter showers, colder showers or use a low-flow showerhead to save water and energy.
Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water
Most of the energy used to wash clothes goes to heating the water. By washing your clothes in cold water, you can save a significant amount of energy.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient With Double Glazing Windows
By following these tips, you can reduce your energy bills and save money in your home. If you’re interested in installing double glazing windows in your home, Hunsbury Glazing can help. We offer a range of uPVC and double glazing solution that promise impressive energy efficiency, safety and practicality.
Contact Hunsbury Glazing today to find out more.