While you are caught up in lockdown due to coronavirus, it’s the perfect time to consider the way in which you treat your home. Knowing that you are doing all that you can to maintain an energy-efficient and clean house is important and if you can save money on your bills and look after the environment at the same time, all the better.
Now that you have time to really think about the way that you are treating your home, why not check out our six things that you could do right now to improve the energy efficiency in the home you live? Let’s take a closer look.
6 Things To Do Now To Make Your Home Energy Efficient
- Look At Insulation. While you are booking for your oil tank installation, think about how you can insulate your home. Most houses that require an oil tank are older, so are more susceptible to being cold even in the summer months. Insulation will help you to contain the warmth and you’ll save a load of money at the same time.
- Get Your Boiler Serviced. A boiler that is not running with efficiency is a boiler that will cost you more money in the long run. When you come out of lockdown, you could think about getting your boiler properly serviced and, if necessary, upgraded. Upgrading your boiler will help you to save money and reduce the carbon emissions in your home. The better yours runs, the cheaper it will be!
- Add Layers. Rugs, curtains, blinds – they all add texture to your decor with a hidden agenda: they can help you to save energy, too. Hanging thick curtains can help you to keep the heat in, stopping it from escaping and keeping the home cosy and warm. You can add stick-on insulation for doors, too, which will prevent drafts.
- Get A Smart Meter. Watching your energy consumption will make you more aware of what you are using in the home. Awareness is a big step toward energy efficiency and you will be able to see whether you are getting the best deal from your energy provider, too.
- A Better Tariff. Once you’ve had a smart meter for some time, you can then swap to a different tariff with a new provider. There are times where you may not know that you are spending more than necessary, and so the cheapest energy deal needs to be sought.
- Save Water. Whether you collect it in rain butts, or you choose to swap to an energy-saving showerhead, you need to learn how to save water. You can use it for flushing toilets, cleaning carpet, watering plants and even making savings whilst you have your morning shower. Water costs, it costs you and it costs the planet. Make a choice to save water and you will be able to save money in the long run, too.
Energy efficiency is so important if you want to save money and keep your home running well. The world is expensive, but if you can make it a cheaper place to live in, you should!
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