If the thought of your energy bills increasing this winter gives you a fright, you may want to make a few simple, yet effective changes at home to help reduce their cost.
Here’s some tricks you can try to help make your energy bills less spooky this season.
Insulate your roof
As heat rises, it can easily escape through a non-insulated roof. Loft insulation is the equivalent of giving your home a money-saving, woolly hat this winter. If you have a conservatory with a glass roof, you should consider investing in a solid roof instead as this will help to make your living space much more energy efficient.
Monitor your usage
Keeping a close eye on your energy consumption levels can give you an idea of how much you’re spending. You may want to invest in an energy or smart meter to help track your usage. Although it can’t directly help you save money, it can help you to use energy more efficiently.
Draught proof your home
As outdoor temperatures have dropped, you may have noticed a cold draught coming through your front door. This means every time you turn your heating on, the warm air could be escaping from your home. A quality door will eliminate any heat loss and help to drive down the cost of your energy bills.
Check your boiler
Can’t remember the last time your replaced your boiler? Boilers only tend to last up to 15 years, so it may be time to invest in a new one for your home. Upgrading your old boiler to a new, A-rated boiler can help to reduce your energy bills and save you money in the long run.
Invest in double glazing
Double glazed windows will help to retain heat in your home and can also reduce the amount of unwanted noise coming from outdoors. There’s also the option of triple glazing if you really want to maximise your home’s energy efficiency and keep the warmth locked indoors.
Do you need help winterising your home before the harsh weather conditions arrive? Pennine has the skills to help make your home more comfortable and cosy this season. Visit your nearest Pennine showroom for more information and start cutting the cost of your energy bills ahead of winter.
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