Our homes are all built differently and all therefore all emit different amounts of energy. By making a few changes to our homes we can improve our energy saving levels both for eco-friendly reasons and for money saving benefits.
Here are some tips you can follow to increase the energy rating of your home.
A first step to drastically reduce the loss of heat and therefore the costs of energy bills in your home is to get your home insulated properly.
Cavity wall insulation can reduce heat loss by 33%
High rated double glazed windows can help reduce heat loss by 33% whilst reducing draughts, cold spots and energy bills.
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Reducing your thermostat by 1C can cut heating bills by 10%. You can also put reflective foil behind your radiators as half of the heat gets wasted through the back.
Use energy saving light bulbs and turn lights off when you’re not in the room.
Don’t leave your phone charging all night and turn off appliance and plugs when they are not in use.
Get draught proof door frames and use draught excluders.
Opt out of junk mail and go paperless where possible.