Save Money at Home - Save Money on Your Energy Bills
Although homeowners are likely looking to save money and this is why cutting energy bills is appealing - many others also want to do their bit to protect the environment and reduce their environmental impact. This is the dual benefit of making active changes in your home to cutting energy emissions or the wasting of energy and you’ve probably heard about some of the methods or products that can be used to reduce energy bills.
We have created this article to discuss various ways in which you can save money on your energy bills. From changing your traditional heating system to installing ventilation systems and double or triple glazing - there are various ways that you can reduce energy costs all year round. All of the ventilation systems and underfloor heating systems that we have available are designed to provide you with a range of benefits - as well as allowing you to cut energy usage.
Changing Your Traditional Heating System - The Wonders of Underfloor Heating
Making the change from a traditional heating system to an underfloor heating system can save you money and is better for the environment. This is because of the fact that your underfloor heating system heats water to much lower temperatures than a traditional system and radiates heat evenly throughout a room. With wet underfloor heating systems installed in liquid screed floors - the system will heat to around 45°C temperatures. Central heating, on the other hand, varies from around 75-85°C at high temperatures to 35-55°C at low temperatures. The other issue with these systems (specifically with radiator based systems) is that you can find pockets of cold air in rooms whereas underfloor heating will evenly heat up a room.
There is a lot of information and debate online and offline about which system to choose between electric and hydronic underfloor heating. Although some claim that electric underfloor heating is cheaper than hydronic (wet) underfloor heating - this is not true and is true at face value. Many are tempted by the cheaper installation costs of electric underfloor heating and comment that hydronic underfloor heating is laborious to install and requires regular maintenance. However - electric underfloor heating costs more to run & if hydronic systems are installed correctly - they require little to no maintenance.
Replacing or Insulating Your Boiler
Should you decide to switch to an underfloor heating system or have yet to make the move - you will still likely be using a boiler. (Although research is being developed to allow for renewable energy sources to be used with underfloor heating & ground source pumps can be used) you are likely using a boiler. If you don’t want to invest in a brand new boiler - why not consider a boiler jacket? This can insulate your boiler and save you money every year. A well-maintained boiler should last for around 15 years but if your boiler is showing problems or is an old unit - you can also save money purchasing a brand-new boiler.
Cut Down on Energy Wastage With Ventilation Systems
We’ve all been there - rooms in your home are too warm and you need to open a window or you need to open a window to ensure that a room is ventilated. Although this can seem like a great idea for stuffy rooms no matter what time of year - this can cause energy loss, especially in the winter when the heating is on. Ventilation systems solve this issue - circulating fresh air to rooms that require ventilation or cooling when a room is uncomfortable. Our home ventilation systems are also highly energy-efficient, ensuring that you can enjoy ventilated rooms at reduced energy costs.
Installing Double or Triple Glazing as Well as Loft Insulation
Double and triple glazing can be installed in windows and windows that are placed internally in a door can be replaced with double or triple glazing to increase their thermal efficiency. You may find that some historic properties may even have single glazed or pane windows which can seriously lack thermal efficiency. You may find that other forms of insulation such as loft insulation or wall insulation can also help save you money on energy bills. It’s a great consideration to think about if these types of insulation are not present in your home.
If you require further information on home ventilation systems or underfloor heating systems, get in touch using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 01424 851111