Some ways you can improve your home
Insulating your home isn’t a one off saving. It will keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, helping you save money on your energy bills year after year.
- Save money on fuel bills year after year
- It’s quicker than you think.
- Convenient and hassle free installation.
- Help reduce heat loss.
- Save CO2 every year.
Cavity wall insulation
Cavity wall insulation can transform a cold, uninviting house into a cosy home. Cavity wall insulation acts as a blanket to help stop heat escaping through the walls of your home.
Some homes have walls with a hollow space in the middle. Putting insulation in this space is quick and makes no mess because the work can be done from outside your home. It’s simple to install and usually take less than a day.
Loft insulation is the most cost effective energy efficiency measure to reduce your heating bills. Heat rises and it may be leaking into your loft. Insulating your loft, or topping up your existing insulation, will keep heat inside your living spaces for longer.
External and internal solid wall insulation
Older homes usually have solid walls. If you are thinking of rendering your home why not make sure it is thermally efficient. External Wall Insulation wraps insulation around properties. Installing insulation on outside of the wall can dramatically reduce the heat that escapes your home. This helps you reduce your fuel bills and making your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer- the new weatherproof coating will enhance the look of your home.
Older boilers tend to lose a lot of heat so they use a lot of energy.
High efficiency condensing boilers and air or ground source heat pumps recover a lot of heat so they use less energy.
Homes leak heat through their windows. By replacing your windows with double or triple glazed windows, or installing secondary glazing to your existing windows, you’ll keep your home warmer and reduce outside noise.
Create your own energy
Technologies like wind turbines and solar panels can capture energy and turn it into electricity or heat for your home.
Gaps around doors, windows, loft hatches, fittings and pipework are common sources of draughts. Sealing up the gaps will stop heat escaping your home.
If, for example, you've purchased an electric vehicle or installed an extension to your home you might need to upgrade your existing main electrical fuse to a larger size to help cope with the additional load. Or, if you are planning to install a heat pump you may need to upgrade your fuse.
UK Power Networks may be able to carry out this upgrade work for free. You can find out more information here and book a free survey: https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/electricity/fuse-upgrade