Meteorologists predict a cold snap
Winter is setting in which means that heating bills will rise and your home will be feeling colder. This is a great time to look at how you can ensure you are not losing heat from your home with a few simple tips.
Timers on heating
Setting timers on heating is important. “It’s a myth that keeping it on all day is better,” say moneysavingexpert.com. If it’s very cold, the timer should be set to switch the heating on earlier, rather than turning the thermostat up to warm the house rapidly.
Insulating your loft
Insulating your house professionally can seem expensive to some but DIY loft insulation is a possibility. Rolls of foam insulation are cheap, and three rolls of 8in deep foam should be enough to give most lofts an important layer of protection.
Clear your radiators
Try and avoid placing large pieces of furniture in front of them. At least in the short-term, the sofa you love by the radiator is absorbing heat.
Cover bare floorboards.
Floors account for as much as 10% of heat loss if they’re not insulated, according to the National Energy Foundation (NEF).
New double glazed windows
According to the Energy Saving Trust, new double glazed windows could save you up to £110 per year. All of our windows have low emissivity (Low-E) glass which is the most energy efficient. This often has an invisible coating of metal oxide, normally on one of the internal panes. This lets in light and heat but cuts the amount of heat that can get out. Beyond the glass, our PVCu frames all have a minimum of five chambers which guarantees they are more energy efficient than many older, three chamber systems.
Double glazing can be more technical than you think but it will definitely save you money and make you feel warmer. Contact us for a chat about how we can help keep you warm this winter.