The UK may have enjoyed an Indian summer this year, but now may be the time to close your patio doors and windows as the wintry weather takes hold. Unfortunately, as the colder months draw close, it usually means your energy bills are set to increase.
To prevent your electricity and gas costs from skyrocketing this year, why not follow some of these useful tips to boost your energy efficiency? At the very least, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment.
1. Invest in double glazing windows
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) claims a typical British detached home can save as much as £160 a year with A-rated double glazing windows, when compared with single glazed products. Energy-efficient windows reduce the amount of heat lost from inside your home, while also preventing draughts and cold spots.
2. Opt for LED lighting
According to the EST, approximately one-fifth of an average household’s electricity bill is due to lighting. Therefore, choosing the most energy-efficient bulbs can significantly lower costs and boost your carbon footprint. LED lights last roughly 50,000 hours, while regular bulbs may only last as little as 1,000 hours.
3. Draught-proofing doors
Investing in draught-proofing strips is a low-cost home improvement that can help lower your bills. Alternatively, if you have the budget, you could try buying new uPVC doors to trap in central heating and stop the cold getting in from outside.
Want to learn more about how our energy-efficient windows and doors in Manchester could boost your home this winter? Please contact us today.