Want to reduce your carbon footprint? want an efficient house in 2017? look no further. Plumbuniverse’s guide is here to provide you with some steps that will boost the efficiency of your house whilst saving you money on bills at the same time.
Insulate your loft
As much as 50% of your heat could be lost through poor insulation around your home, hence why one of the first steps is to insulate your loft because of the fact that heat rises. According to some statistics, if every home in the UK had the correct loft insulation, there would be enough energy to heat 750,000 houses.
Upgrade your Boiler
this step can also save you a fair amount of money on your bills. Boilers are rated by the efficiency on a scale of A to G with A being the most efficient. Have a look if at your boiler. If the efficiency is closer to G than to A, then it may be time to get a new boiler.
Be sure to cover all gaps underneath doors, in windows, etc. Thick curtains can also do the trick. Another method is to stick a layer of foil behind your radiators to prevent heat from escaping through the adjacent walls.
Monitor energy use
This step can help you understand the effect of your habits such as: spending too long in the shower, using electric heaters, etc. Energy monitors are not too expensive to buy and some energy companies provide them for free.
Switch to the cheapest Tariff
With prices and offers continuously changing in the energy market, it is important that you have the cheapest deal in order to save you money. it is also important that you scrutinise your bills as energy companies will always try to squeeze every penny out of you.
However expensive they may be, this will save you money in the long run. Double glazed window contain a layer of gas between each pane so that energy transfer is reduced and less heat escapes through the windows
Consider solar panels. Another long term investment. However, it is important that you observe the position and location of your home as solar panels are only best in certain locations. Also, if you are concerned about the environment, then this is a good step for you to take as it involves no greenhouse gases and is a renewable source of energy.
Another long term investment. However, it is important that you observe the position and location of your home as solar panels are only best in certain locations. Also, if you are concerned about the environment, then this is a good step for you to take as it involves no greenhouse gases and is a renewable source of energy.
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