Roofing Energy Efficiency

Harry Miles

Insulation and Other Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills Are you paying over the odds on your energy bills? We have some practical solutions to suit every home to drive your household energy bills down.

 

Insulation and Other Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

At Roofing Outlet, we don’t just want to make your home even more beautiful. We also want to help you to make changes to your home that will make it more energy-efficient. Increasing the energy-efficiency of your home doesn’t just reduce your energy bills, it can also drastically reduce your household’s carbon footprint. Here, we’ll look at some powerful ways in which you can save money on your gas and electricity costs.

The Great British overspending problem

Believe it or not, UK households are spending hundreds of millions of pounds more than they should on their energy bills between them. But with a few energy-saving measures and a proactive attitude, you can save money on your energy bills for years to come. As the good people over at Switch-Plan will tell you, every home is full of opportunities to save on energy bills. Some we can help you with, others you can do all by yourself.

Improve your insulation in every direction

When heating your home in cold weather, a lot of the heat energy you’re paying for can seep out of your home through your roof, walls and floors. Which is why it’s so important to ensure that your home is insulated in every direction. Roof insulation should be replaced every 15-20 years, and you should also consider wall cavity and underfloor insulation. Today’s upfront investment could save you hundreds of pounds every year.

Rethink your windows and doors

Not all double glazed windows and doors offer the same energy-efficiency. High BFRC-rated windows and doors can let in more heat energy from the sun while also keeping the heat you pay for indoors where it belongs. Even re-sealing around your windows and doors can help make them more energy-efficient.

Get smart with your boiler and thermostat

Your boiler gets less efficient when it reaches the age of 15 or so. Keeping it serviced regularly can ensure that it remains at peak-efficiency. Alternatively, replacing it with a more efficient model can result in years of energy savings. Likewise, upgrading to a smart thermostat can teach your boiler to track the movements of your household and ensure that heat energy is not wasted in empty rooms.

Switch energy suppliers every 12-18 months

Finally, a powerfully effective measure that won’t cost you a penny in upfront investment is to switch your energy suppliers regularly. Switching suppliers regularly can save the average household around £300 per year on their energy bills. Energy watchdog Ofgem recommends switching suppliers every 12-18 months. Not only does this help to save you money, it also keeps the energy market competitive. Get in touch with the Switch-Plan team today and see how much they could help you save!