Energy Saving Tips for your New Home in Surrey
With prices for gas and electricity increasing on a regular basis, it’s always a good idea to try and save energy. Not only will you save money, but it’s also better for the environment, as it lowers your carbon footprint. By saving energy, it’s a win for everyone, and you’ll notice that your monthly utility bills reduce.
If you’re moving to Surrey, then you’ve made a wise choice. Surrey is full of green spaces and excellent places to visit. At WH Cox, we do what we can to pass on advice we think will help our followers. Here are some practical ways you can save energy in your new home in Surrey.
Tops Energy Savings Tips –
Don’t leave it on standby – one of the silliest ways to waste energy is to leave things on standby. Your appliances are still using energy if you don’t switch them off by the socket. There is little to no point in keeping something on standby if it isn’t in use. It’s an easy way to save energy, and it promotes good habits.
Keep draughts out – this is part of the ‘keep the elements outside’ group. It’s a simple process – keep the warmth in and the cold out. A poor seal on windows is usually one of the top suspects for drafts, as well as doors and roofs. An open chimney is a sure-fire way to let in the elements, so consider blocking it off. Double-glazing is one of the best options to seal windows.
Lights out – if you’re not using them, turn the lights off. It seems like a trivial thing to leave a light on, but even the simple task of turning lights off makes it easier to keep up with better energy-saving traits. If you turn lights off, you may then see other applications that are still on. Hopefully, this will promote good habits, and your energy bills will decrease.
Insulate it – it’s an age-old piece of advice, but one of the best ways to save energy is to keep the heat in. At one time, all new houses had cavity wall insulation, older ones either didn’t have any or didn’t need it. Insulation is one of the best ways to save the lose of heat and save energy costs.
Solar is savvy – once upon a time, the government were big on solar power. Unfortunately, the subsidies aren’t as attractive as they were, but solar panel installation continues to decrease in price. Now, it’s an affordable option that also promotes a greener way of creating energy. The quality of solar panels has become another plus point.
Other Advice for New Residents of Surrey –
If you’re looking at saving energy, it’s better to try and start off as you mean to go on. That might mean getting that old boiler taken out and installing a new one as early as possible. If you’re buying a property with a view to renovating it, get as much done at this stage to help you save energy. The more heat you can keep in and drafts you can keep out, the kinder your utility bills will be. There will be some outlay and upfront expenses, but they’ll pay off in the end.
It’s always a good idea to get to know your new location. If you haven’t had a chance to explore before moving, then you have a lot of catching up to do. Surrey has some excellent places to live, and each area has plenty of activities and events to keep you busy throughout the year. We have two of the most popular theme parks in the UK, Thorpe Park in Chertsey and Chessington World of Adventures, which is also a zoo. Surrey has a lot of National Trust sites and museums, working farms and outdoor adventure places to visit.
WH Cox & Son – We’re Surrey’s Favourite Movers –
WH Cox & Son is a family-run business that has been relocating people for over forty years. In that time, we’ve gained a loyal base of customers who always return to use our services. One of our proudest moments is when we receive a new client by referral – our number one goal is to provide the best service possible.
WH Cox covers the whole of Surrey, Middlesex and we do a lot of removals from people moving from London. Because we’re situated outside of London, we’re able to offer the same level of service you’d receive from a London-based company but at much lower rates. WH Cox’s team has extensive knowledge of the areas we cover, and we plan each detail with our customers to make sure we fit around their schedule.
WH Cox & Son has earned its reputation for being Surrey’s favourite moving company by our hard work and dedication to our customers. Contact us today to discuss your relocation or storage requirements.