Save Energy When You Move Home
Moving house gives you the perfect opportunity to overhaul the way you consume energy. It’s a fresh start, allowing you to rethink the whole thing, resulting in lower bills and less waste. Given how pricey moving can be, cutting down expenses where you can is no bad thing and energy is one way you can easily achieve this. Here’s how:
- Insulation – Huge amounts of heat are lost in homes. The heat rises and then finds its way out of your roof and into the outside world. It’s estimated that as much as a quarter of a home’s heat is squandered this way. The solution is insulation. Once it’s in place in your roof and/or attic space, you’ll keep warm at much less expense.
- Boilers – There can be no better time to make sure you’ve got an A-rated boiler than when you’re moving. Hot water and heating counts for a large chunk of your overall fuel spending, roughly half, and with the right boiler, your bills could go down by over £300 a year. A good boiler should let you confine heat to the specific areas of your house where you want it, program it so that the heat comes on and goes off when desired, and set different temperatures for different areas of the home. Moving house also gives you the perfect chance to get up to date with smart heating controls, allowing you to oversee heating remotely with a phone app. This means that no matter where you are, you can manage your home’s temperature.
- Light-emitting Diodes – LEDs are the most energy-efficient way of lighting your home. They use less electricity and last longer than the competition while being sufficiently bright.
- Thermostat awareness – Turning your thermostat down by one degree can mean a 10 per cent diminution in your bill.
- Old-school energy efficiency – it sounds obvious, but many of us overlook the cost-free ways at our disposal for staying comfortable in different seasons. In winter, this means putting on more layers before considering whether or not to turn up the heat. In summer, rather than using air-conditioning units, it’s a case of keeping windows open, curtains closed and using free-standing fans.