As winter approaches and the temperature drops, we’ve got some top tips for you to improve the energy efficiency of your home whilst keeping your home cosy and warm for the winter months.
Add insulation to your home
Adding insulation to your home be it in the loft space or in the walls is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a good option if you are looking for a relatively affordable way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It is also worth talking to your energy supplier and keep an eye on government schemes are there are often grants and support available for making homes greener.
Replace your roofing, windows or doors
Roofs, windows and doors are notorious for letting warm air escape from your home. Although replacing these features of your home can be expensive they are worth it in the long run as you will see a reduction in your energy bills. Upgrading your roof and switching to modern windows and doors is a sure fire way to improve the efficiency of your home.
Utilise your curtains and blinds
Make the most of that winter sun by keeping your curtains and blinds open during the day. Not only will this provide natural light to your home but may also provide some additional heat. As the temperature falls and the skies turn dark, close the curtains and blinds as they act as an additional layer of insulation. They will also help keep out any drafts or cold air as well as reducing condensation.
Set your central heating timer
Try setting your central heating timer for half an hour before you wake up, this will help heat your home before you wake up without the need to turn the heating on high. Also if you work away from home all day, set the timer to come on 30 minutes to an hour before you get home to avoid having to keep the heating on all day. This is more cost effective and will save you money.
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