Save Energy. Go Green
Here are some energy-saving home improvements to get you started;
Loft insulation: Heat rises and it may be leaking into your loft. Insulating your loft, or topping up your existing insulation, will keep heat inside your living spaces for longer.
Draught Proofing: Gaps around doors, windows, loft hatches, fittings and pipework are common sources of draughts. Sealing up the gaps will stop heat escaping your home.
Boilers: Older boilers tend to lose a lot of heat so they use a lot of energy. High efficiency condensing boilers and air or ground source heat pumps recover a lot of heat so they use less energy.
External and internal solid wall insulation: Older homes usually have solid walls. Installing insulation on the inside or outside of the wall can
dramatically reduce the heat that escapes your home.
Cavity wall insulation: Some homes have walls with a hollow space in the middle. Putting insulation in this space is quick and makes no mess because the work can be done from outside your home.
Create your own energy: Technologies like wind turbines and solar panels can capture energy and turn it into electricity or heat for your home.
Windows: Homes leak heat through their windows. By replacing your windows with double or triple glazed windows, or installing secondary glazing to your existing windows, you’ll keep your home warmer and reduce outside noise.