How to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter – Top Tips Part 2
Following the success of last weeks top tips, here are our next set of practical, common sense tips!
So here are more of our top tips to keeping your home warm in the winter:-
1. Get a new heating system
Did you know that boilers account for approximately 55% of what you spend on your energy bills in a year.? You can easily image what effects an efficient boiler would have on your bills. By replacing an old gas boiler with no controls with an A-rated high efficiency condensing boiler and a full set of heating controls will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions and potentially save you as much as £570* per year. Energie Solutions offer a range of boilers from leading manufacturers, all of which are A-rated.
There are various grants and initiatives in the market place at the moment to help you pay for this. Also remember landlords are now legally obliged to ensure their property they rent has at least an EPC rating of E. A new boiler and draft proofing will go a long way to help achieve this.
2. Top up your cylinder insulation
Modern hot water cylinders come with decent amounts of insulation but if your hot water cylinder is more than 10 years old then you could invest in a cylinder jacket – these cost about £16 from reputable DIY stores
3. Insulate your floor, loft and walls
Despite various schemes which have been around for over 20 years incentivising homeowners in having insulation, there are still thousands of the UK housing stock with no insulation at all. You could save hundreds on your heating bills by investing in this service. Remember to do your research and only use reputable companies. These companies will be able to assist you accessing any grants which are currently available which you may be eligible for.
Tune in next week for the next in the season of blogs.