If your home is not optimised to ensure that it is as energy-efficient as possible, you will be wasting money and energy. This is especially true as we approach winter and spend more time indoors with the heating on. There are several steps you can take to make your home more energy-efficient, so let’s take a look at them.
There are many benefits that you will experience when you make your home more energy-efficient. Not only will the cost of your energy bill be reduced each month, but you will also be surprised by how much warmer your home will be.
As it will take less energy for you to heat your home, you will also be reducing your carbon footprint. Less energy equals less impact on the environment, so save your pennies and go greener in the process.
Like putting on a jumper when you are cold, insulating your home is one of the most beneficial factors that you should consider when it comes to energy efficiency. You may have already heard of insulating your roof but insulating your windows and floors can also make a significant difference.
As heat rises, the majority of it will escape through the roof. However, heat will also escape from cracks in the floors and any gaps around the window. This is especially true if you are living in an older property or converted barn.
Double glazing is a good place to start when you insulate your windows. However, if you are in an older property, the modern appearance of double glazing may not appeal to you. If this is the case, simply upgrading your windows can help your energy efficiency. New windows will not have any cracks or gaps between window panes, so will stop heat from escaping.
You may have already heard about the benefits of using energy-efficient lightbulbs on your property. If you haven’t, then replacing all of your light bulbs with energy-efficient ones can help the environment and leave your energy bill costing around £30 less each year.
Showerheads can also be replaced with energy-efficient ones that can reduce the amount of water that you use without impacting your overall shower. The same can also be done for taps and even toilet flushes! Consider investing in energy-efficient white appliances such as kettles, washing machines and dishwashers. They may cost more up-front but will save you money in the long run.
Remember, if you are making drastic changes to your home when making it more energy-efficient, you must ensure that all alterations are compliant with the law. If you do not, then you will run into issues further down the line if you want to rent or sell your home. The fastest and most cost-effective way to do this is by getting a Professional Consultants Certificate.
A Professional Consultants Certificate from PC Certificates complies with the UK Finance Mortgage Lenders guidelines and are accepted by the majority of mortgage lenders. Therefore, you can set yourself up for success in the future. Find out more about how it works today, or get a quote through PC Certificates to get the ball rolling.
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