When it comes to owning a home, most will want to look at how to make it more energy efficient. Having a more energy efficient home can definitely help when it comes to reducing your overall heating bill. At Greener Homes we are specialist heating engineers who focus on helping our customers with heating solutions. In this article we look at ways to create an energy efficient home.
Why Does My Home Need To Be Efficient?
It’s very simple, the more efficient that your home is the lower your heating bills. If your home is able to store heat for longer and also take less to heat up then your boiler does not need to work as much. Equally, if your boiler does not need to work as much then you will also find it is less likely to break down due being overworked.
Ways To Make Your Home More Efficient
When it comes to looking at ways to make your home more energy efficient, you need to consider the cost that is associated as well. Most ways will need some form of investment, however there are also many government schemes as well as cost effective options that you can choose from. Some of the things you can implement include:-
Insulation In Loft Space
One of the most common heating efficiency improvers in a home is ensuring that your home is insulated. Heat rises and a large percentage of it is lost from the roof, especially if you have a large empty space. Heating insulation is relatively cost effective to implement and requires no upkeep once it has been installed.
Programmable Heating Controls
The introduction of smart meters and also the advancement of technologies have made it a lot easier to control the temperature of your home. Most homes will only heat to a certain, so past this, the extra heat from the boiler is lost through various avenues e.g. the walls, ceiling or even windows.
By ensuring that you can programme the boiler, you can have it turn on at specific times when it is needed most like in the morning or evening when you get home from work. This way, you are not wasting energy by heating your home when you do not need to. Also, a digital thermostat is very easy to install and links well with most phones and tablets.
Energy Efficient Lighting
One of the simplest and easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient is to install energy effcient lighting. This could be by adding energy efficient light bulbs or having dimmer switches which control the amount of light within your home. Whichever it may be, they are both low cost and can have an impact on your home.
Invest In A New Boiler
Investing in a new boiler is a great way to make your home more efficient. A few years ago the government introduced new legislation to ensure that all new boilers were running at a set percentage. This changed the heating industry to ensure that a new boiler was going to help reduce heating costs.
If having a new boiler installed is out of the question due to the cost then Greener Homes are able to help. We offer a finance option with our finance partner Hitachi which makes those home renovations more affordable on a monthly payment plan. Head to our Quote Tool for more information.
Look Into Solar Energy
Solar energy is still one of the most popular heating solutions that is available on the market today. Installation of solar panels is not a cheap investment, however over a period of time you will see the benefit. This type of heating solution also looks to become more and more popular as changes in government regulations moves us closer to lowering carbon emissions. Solar panels also link very well with most heating solutions.
When it comes to how to make your home more energy efficient there are many ways in which you can do this. The ways above are a range of low, mid and high end costs which will have an effect on your home. A new boiler is also a great way to maximise efficiency. At Greener Homes our finance plan also makes this a great option for those needing more flexibility.