How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Saving Energy

With the cost of living crisis really starting to take hold, any methods that reduce your household’s outgoings are more than welcome. This is why we at Freeman & Gray have put together a few suggestions on how to lower your energy output. To view these in more detail, please continue reading.

Increase Insulation

One of the main causes of heat loss is draughts. Draughts are most common when there are gaps near windows, doors, chimneys, etc. If these gaps can be sealed then heat loss will reduce dramatically, thus allowing you to save on energy bills. Some draughts can be sealed through DIY methods and others may need specialist services such as double glazing. Whatever is required, draught-proofing your property is sure to save you money in the long run.

Turn Off Appliances When Not In Use

Whether it be TVs, the oven or even the lights, if something is not in use, be sure to turn it off. So much electricity is unnecessarily wasted by each household every year when a simple flick of a switch can drastically reduce energy bills. Make sure that these appliances are completely turned off and not just put on standby mode. While having a device on standby is better than it being fully switched on, it still costs you money that could be better spent elsewhere.

Take Shorter Showers

Even if you only reduce your time spent in the shower by a minute, over the course of a year that could allow you to save a considerable amount on your energy bills. Showers are a major player in household energy consumption, so if everyone can shorten the amount of time that they are in there for, the benefits could be substantial.

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