High costs of energy bills has become a major problem in UK. Many people incur excessive bills at the end of the year from energy wastage in their homes. This high cost of energy can be attributed to the heat loss from the houses in UK. However, there are practices that once implemented in your home could save you major bucks in energy bills. At Climate Change and Your Home UK, we specialize in construction techniques that will help you conserve as much energy as possible in your house. Following are some of the tips that you can start using to save on energy costs.
Prevention of energy loss through doors
It is common for heat to be lost via the doors whether exterior or interior. This is mainly due to the construction designs of the doors. One way to close the spaces between the doors is using sealants and sticky tapes. Fixing the tapes is quite easy and it is a job that doesn’t require any professional. Installing these tapes will help reduce heat loss through the doors.
The design of the window also plays a major role on whether heat will be lost or not. There are some cracks that appear close to window frames that aid in the escape of warm air. You can use your palm to check if there are any spaces close to the window if you feel any breeze. Once you have determined that it is one of the exit points for warm air, you can use a putty or sealer to close it up. The sealers that come in a tube make are more effective as you can squirt it all over the crack.
Double gazing your windows
This technique has proved to be one of the most effective methods in heat conservation. Air trapped between the gaze will act as an insulator and you have a guarantee that no heat will be lost. Our experts are specialized in installing the double gazed windows and it will save you hundreds of pounds in energy costs. Caution should be taken to ensure that double gazing is done by a professional or else positive results won’t be achieved.
Placing curtains on your windows
Curtains don’t just serve the purpose of increasing coziness in your home but also act as war air traps. Closing the curtains at night will help keep your house warm especially if the curtains are those that have warmth retention material. Make sure that all your windows have the curtains down during the night. This helps close all the draught points.
Lofts are the major points through which excessive heat is lost in the house. People without insulations in their lofts incur more costs in annual energy bills as compared to those who have insulators. Insulation can be done using fiberglass wool which is then placed around the rooms. Fiberglass wool is cheap and any person can install it. This technique is known to save up to a tonne of carbon dioxide in a single year.
Sealing any gaps on the floor
Floorboards sometimes have gaps that can be filled using silicone sealers. This job is best done with a professional expert and at Climate Change and Your Home, we have the right personnel for you. If you find using the sealers complicated, you can decide to lay a rug on the floor. Thick rugs prevent any loss of heat through the floors.
Plasterboard walls are commonly constructed over cold walls to help prevent any heat loss. A 10-15cm of the drywall will act as the perfect insulator for any heat loss.
All these techniques are effective in ensuring that your home is well insulated. You are assured of massive savings in your annual energy bills once you have implemented these techniques. Contact Climate Change and Your Home today for professional services and consultation.