Ask Away...: Making Your Home More Energy Efficient With These Easy Steps

Monday, April 9, 2018

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient With These Easy Steps



Many of us would agree that the energy bill can really creep up during the winter months, leaving us with a huge bill for the summer. However, with brighter mornings and warmer days, you may find that you use a lot less energy during the summer, which is the perfect time to get into new habits and make some of the bigger investments before the expensive period begins once more. So if you want to make your home more energy efficient then here are the easy steps you can take.




Is your home insulated?


One of the first things to consider would be to ensure that your home is insulated. This is in the cavity walls and also in the loft area. It can ensure that when you do heat your home, it doesn’t escape, meaning you are less likely to have it switched up on its highest setting for as long as you probably have been doing. Insulation can be easily installed, and it can make a big difference to how warm your home feels.


Are the windows and doors letting out precious heat?



The next thing to think about would be to ensure that your windows and doors are not letting out heat and energy. If they are not energy efficient then it can be problematic. However, don’t be tempted to fit cheap windows yourself. It is always a better idea to enlist the help of a professional company who will install the right type of window and door for your home.


Change your habits in terms of your electricals


The next thing to consider would be your own personal habits when it comes to electrical items like your computer or your TV. Many people leave these items in standby mode, but actually, while off, they are still using a little energy to remain in this mode. Change your habits and learn to switch things off completely, even at the mains socket if needs be. It could make a difference over time with what you pay out.


Remind yourself to switch off lights


Lights can also be a problem as many people can leave them on for longer periods than is necessary. Leaving a room and forgetting to switch off the light is one of the main problems that people contend with. Try and remind yourself to keep those lights off and only use them as and when you need them. This could save you a lot in replacement bulbs as they will last longer as well as with the amount of energy you use.


Look at changing your provider for a better deal


Finally, could you get a better deal in terms of your energy bill? Many people stay with the same provider but often loyalty doesn’t pay and you may find you get a cheaper rate of energy elsewhere. Changing supplier is easier than you would think as the companies tend to handle it for you.


I hope that this has given you some insight on how you can make your home more energy efficient.

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