Keep Your Home Nice And Snug

Want to learn how you could save as much as 67% on heating costs for your home? With electricity costs rising all the time, doesn’t everyone? It is actually a lot simpler to save energy than you might think.

You should already be using LED light bulbs over the old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, and you should be unplugging appliances when they are not in use. These are both great ways to prevent wasting energy but they won’t really make a sizeable dent when it comes to your energy bill.

That’s not to say they are not worth using. Any energy-saving tips will end up saving you money over the long term and will be good for the environment in the meantime. But, if you really want to see a huge difference, you need to make sure that the insulation in your home is up to scratch.

And that means checking everything – from the insulation in the ceiling and walls, through to how well your windows treatments insulate your home.

It is not something that we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about, but good insulation helps us to maintain a more comfortable temperature in our homes year-round. We tend to think of it as that “pink stuff in the ceiling,” but there is a lot more to insulation.

No matter how good the insulation in the roof and walls is, any gap in the wall allows air to get out. The windows and doors are the worst culprits in this area, but there are a few things you can do to minimize energy loss in these areas.

Check The Weather-Stripping

When it comes to your doors and windows, you need to make sure that they have been adequately weather-stripped so that they are as well-insulated as possible. Do an annual check to make sure that the stripping is still in good condition and that the seals around the frame are intact.

Window Treatments Window treatments do more than just look good and keep the sun out. They also act as a second layer of insulation between the pane and your home. An infographic recently put together by blinds-2go.co.uk/ states that energy efficient windows can reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 25%, so it’s definitely an investment that will pay off in the long run.

If you are not sure where to start, you could get a professional in to check the state of the insulation in your home. It’s a small investment that could save you a lot of money.

 

Consider More Energy-Efficient Options

Storm doors are more energy efficient in general. If you have the budget for it, you can consider replacing older doors for those that are better insulated.

Double Glazing

This is an expense, but it will make a real difference when it comes to heat-loss through panes of glass.