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It’s farewell to summer until next year. However, instead of mourning the loss of sunshine, you should instead embrace the upcoming season’s vibrant falling leaves along with the chance to save energy.
We know what you’re thinking: “Save energy in autumn? How is that even possible?!” Well, it is. Here you can learn how to cut costs in the cooler months.
1. Buy a Water Tank Jacket
You buy a winter jacket for yourself and no doubt for your pets too, right? But, have you ever thought about buying a jacket for your water tank? If you haven’t, you’ve been missing out.
Water tank jackets can reduce heat loss by up to 75% and they typically cost less than £20 – bargain! Especially considering you’ll save more than this on energy bills per year. Insulating your hot water tank is a simple and cost effective way to save energy in your home.
2. Insulate Your Attic
Of course, you’ll naturally lose more heat through windows and walls; however it’s much cheaper to add insulation to your attic. Doing this is one of the simplest ways to keep a lid on your heating bill this season, plus it’s a fairly easy DIY job.
And whilst you’re at it, why not check out your attic door too? This can be responsible for up to 15% of your home’s heat loss, so it’s well worth assessing to see if it needs weather-stripping.
3. Cover Bare Floor Boards
This may seem like a minor improvement to make to your home but as Tesco says, “every little helps!” Be sure to seal the gaps in your floorboards to stop heat from escaping through the gaps or alternatively, for a quick fix that requires no fuss, cover your wooden floor with a rug. Not only will you keep the cold out, you’ll have an attractive accessory too!
4. Seal Your Windows
Whilst any time of year is a good time to seal your windows, there’s no time like the present. Plus, you’re far more likely to notice draughty windows in autumn due to the wind blowing in and around the frame, making you cold.
Therefore, it’s best to get one step ahead of the game and seal those cracks before it’s too late.
5. Replace Your Old Windows
If sealing your windows sounds like too much faff, then why not invest in new ones? You may be financially better off by replacing old windows rather than trying to improve the energy efficiency of old ones. Plus, new windows practically pay for themselves through the lower heating bills they generate.
So, now you know of some trusty energy-saving tips for autumn. Are you interested in having new windows installed into your home? Then look no further than Heath Windows.
We have various designs and styles to suit your every need; whether you’re after vertical sliders or casement windows, we have the perfect solution for you.
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