Whether you’re looking to buy a new build, refurbish your existing home or just looking to renovate a room in your home, heat loss is one of the biggest considerations when it comes to making your home warm and cheaper to run.

The less heat loss the less heating you will require, which will save energy and money and result in lower heating bills. Heat loss is where heat escapes from inside the building to outside, typically through the roof, walls, windows and floor.

A home with a high heat loss costs more money to run, but the good news is that there are few simple steps you can take to reduce the energy loss.

Improved insulation

Improving the insulation of your home is the main way to battle heat loss through floors, walls, windows and roofs. You can either install more insulation or ensure that there are no gaps in the existing insulation as adequate insulation keeps heat loss to a minimum. This upgrade installation could be done free of charge if you qualify.

Floor insulation

For floors it is important to ensure sufficient insulation between the ground and the floor surface. In new buildings, sufficient insulation is installed during the construction and in older buildings, insulation layers can be laid on existing floor surfaces.

Wall insulation

To reduce heat loss from walls, cavity wall insulation can be installed. This involves blowing insulating material into the gap between the brick and the inside wall. Care should be taken to ensure that no gaps are left in the insulation. The use of cavity wall insulation reduces air circulation and therefore minimises heat loss through walls.

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Energy grants and offers can help cover the initial cost of installing energy-efficient features in your home and save you money in the process. Read on to find out about the different schemes and whether you qualify. The average household could be wasting many hundreds of pounds every year due to poor energy efficiency.

The good news is that there are a variety of energy grants available to help you with the cost of making your home much more cost effective. A more efficient home will be cheaper to run in the long-term, and the changes will make it cosier as well.

Plenty of cash to giveaway

The big energy suppliers are giving large subsidies or even free to those receiving certain benefits, from new boilers to insulation. This situation is due to efficiency obligations to people in certain groups. Were you aware of this?

Boilers are one of the biggest contributors to your energy bills – the more efficient your boiler, the more heat it produces from each gas unit. Depending on its age, a shiny new efficient one could save you between £180 and £400 a year. Can you afford to miss this?

Cavity wall insulation can slice between £120 and £350 off energy bills every year according to the Energy Saving Trust. If your loft isn't insulated and you get it fitted with 270mm of new insulation, this'll save another £180-£330 a year. More savings you’ve missed?

You could qualify for freebies if you get tax credits or income-based benefits, such as pension credit or income support. To uncover these benefits and offers, complete the questions on this site and unlock the savings if you qualify. Why not save money?

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If you would like to know more, firstly check out on-site what you could be entitled to. If you would like to speak to a consultant please make contact and we will be happy to assist.

Consumers in 2017 claimed a lot more benefits the Government and energy companies put in place to assist reducing energy loss in our homes. This year has started in the same vein as homeowners are increasingly investigating just what is on offer. With energy bills seemingly forever going upwards now would be an appropriate time to see just what can be done to reduce yours.

Just ask yourself how many times have you opened your gas or electricity bill and been shocked? We are told electricity bills will continue to rise this year due to many factors including the poor value of the pound.

As a homeowner are you aware of the grants and subsidies that are on offer to improve your homes energy efficiency?

We are all very busy working to earn money to support our lifestyles, a little time spent seeing just what is on offer could save you a lot of that hard-earned income.

Popular energy saving claims

Loft insulation enquiries lead the way, but interestingly boiler replacements are a very close second. If you have a very old central heating boiler do see what benefits are available now as we are told these grants may end soon. The Government will be encouraged by the figures as they wish to promote as much energy saving as they possibly can.

The UK Government and energy suppliers take a very strong view that it is indeed easier to save energy than it is to build new sources of supply.

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It’s so easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you are looking at and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action really could save you and your family a great deal of money over the long term.

The value of property in the UK is still increasing daily, albeit at a slower pace than the last 5 years. One of the ways to maximise this increase is to ensure your property energy efficient. Estate agents in major cities are always happy to sell a house which is energy efficient and they will tell you it’s value is far more than one that isn’t. One online estate agent said, “prospective buyers are more than ever checking if the property is properly insulated and what other energy saving devices it has”. “The demand for energy efficient properties is increasing as people see saving money as a long-term priority”.

Are you aware many energy companies offer huge subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient? In some cases, the energy saving measure may even be free so it is worth checking if you qualify.

Heating the home

Central heating boilers are one of the largest contributors to your ever-increasing energy bills, it is vital to have an efficient boiler to help control these costs. When selling your home this is an area prospective buyers are very keen to investigate. It is a proven fact a new energy efficient boiler can save you between £250 and £400 per year. If you have an old boiler check to see if you could be entitled to any cash help.

Ways to increase your home’s value

1 Insulate to reduce heat loss

2 Install an energy efficient boiler

3 Insulate your pipes

4 Check your hot water tank is working efficiently

5 Check energy efficiency of any new appliances you buy

6 Check all windows and doors for drafts

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It is easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

Heating our homes accounts for approximately 60% of what we spend on energy bills, so it makes a great deal of sense to have an energy efficient boiler.

Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient. Sometimes the flue gases get so cool that the water vapour in the gas condenses out, hence the name, and even more energy is recovered from the condensing vapour.

Considerations when replacing a boiler

If your boiler is old and it’s time to change, you need to decide what type of boiler is right for you. Before you do much more find out if you could be entitled to financial assistance as subsides or even free replacements are still available if you are receiving certain benefits. Just check on this site to see if you qualify, it’s free and easy to do.

If you have mains gas, a gas boiler is likely to be the cheapest heating option. If you don’t have a gas supply to your home, it might be worth considering a form of low carbon heating such as a heat pump or biomass. With the renewable heat incentive these may be cheaper overall. Alternatively, you may want to get a gas connection to your home. The company that owns and operates the gas network in your area may be able to help with the cost of getting a new connection, and it may even be fully funded.

Can we help?

When changing your boiler there are many things to consider and getting expert help is essential. As a starting point check on this site to see if you are entitled to any financial assistance with your new boiler, if you met a certain criteria you may be able to replace it free of charge.