Do You Have Any Energy Saving Tips To Drive Down My Bills?
With household budgets squeezed like an old tube of toothpaste, seeking out energy saving tips that work is fast becoming the homeowners’ holy grail.
For most of us, driving down bills is a battle; you want to use as little electricity as possible, but equally, you don’t want to deprive yourself of your gadgets.
As with most things in life, it’s all about striking a balance.
With the above in mind, we’ve compiled 5 top energy saving tips to help you drive down your bills, ramp up your property’s performance, and, ultimately, give your home a makeover to remember-for all the right reasons…
In terms of energy efficiency, triple glazing is always the best bet. This can be further enhanced by the glass type, with low emissivity (low e) glass offering unrivalled heat retention
Energy Saving Tip No.1: Upgrade Your Existing Glazing
If your window frames look a little forlorn, or you're desperate to drive out draughts, upgrading your existing glazing is a must.
Installing new windows and doors will give your property an instant facelift, and with such a wide array of finishes available, you can ensure your new glazing will blend in with your existing backdrop.
In terms of energy efficiency, triple glazing is always the best bet. This can be further enhanced by the glass type, with low emissivity (low e) glass offering unrivalled heat retention.
Energy Saving Tip No.2: Install A New Boiler
Forewarned is always forearmed, and in respect of boilers, this saying couldn’t be more apt.
Unfortunately, old boilers go on the blink far too often; inevitably at the worst of times, such as the height of Winter, when a steady supply of hot water is vital.
If your boiler’s over 10 years old, it more than likely needs replacing. The wonderful thing about the boilers available today is that they’re energy efficient from the outset; from 2007, new legislation came into play stipulating that all boilers installed after this date must be A-rated condensing boilers (the most energy efficient model on the market.)
By replacing your insulation with a long-lasting product like spray foam, you ensure your property is properly protected from the outset, reducing heat loss, and, as a result, keep household overheads to a minimum
Energy Saving Tip No.3: Explore Insulation Alternatives
One common misconception among homeowners is that if there’s a good deal of insulation in the loft, it must mean it’s performing effectively.
Most of the time, this is simply not the case. Older insulation materials, such as fibreglass and cellulose, lose their efficacy over time, as the fibres become displaced.
By replacing your insulation with a long-lasting product like spray foam, you ensure your property is properly protected from the outset, reducing heat loss, and, as a result, keep household overheads to a minimum.
The government’s Feed-In-Tariff scheme means that you can sell any surplus energy you generate via solar back to the National Grid; effectively earning you money
Energy Saving Tip No.4: Seek Out Solar Energy
As energy prices continue to rise, many homeowners are seeking alternative options for powering their homes.
One particularly popular alternative is solar energy-a fully renewable resource which can be used either to provide additional electricity, or a steady supply of hot water.
In addition to this, the government’s Feed-In-Tariff scheme means that you can sell any surplus energy you generate via solar back to the National Grid; effectively earning you money.
The amount you will receive will depend on two main factors:
• The number of panels you can have installed
• The direction of your roof
Although South-facing roofs are the most beneficial, you can still capitalise on the gains to be had with either an East or West facing roof as well.
The only roof type that it’s inadvisable to install on is a North-facing roof; however, in these instances, there are many ways to work around this, with ground-mounted panels providing a perfectly viable alternative.
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Energy Saving Tip No.5: Switch Your Energy Supplier
We’ve saved the best tip till last! Contrary to widespread belief, switching your energy supplier is surprisingly straightforward, and with the substantial savings on offer, it’s non-sensical not to do so.
Far too many homeowners make do with poor value tariffs-and ultimately pay the price for it in extortionate bills that are far higher than necessary.
In response to these troublesome tariffs, our energy saving experts have launched a brand-new energy switching comparison site, giving you an instant overview of the best value tariffs on offer-as well as invaluable advice on how to keep costs in check.
Head over to our sister site www.myenergy.co.uk and try our simple switching tool for yourself today!
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