Heating costs are set to rise in the near future, with a weak pound and Brexit talks due to take place soon now is a good time to reduce your energy bills. If all the experts are right it looks very much like we are all in line for a turbulent 12 months and you would be wise to explore ways of reducing your monthly expenses.

Heating and Cooling

Do you ever think about the energy your home uses when you’re away at work for 40 hours per week? In the heat of the summer or cold of winter, your air conditioner and heater continue to churn even when no one is inside. Home insulation is a cheap and easy way to make sure your home works for you and if you are on certain benefits this can be installed free.

Solar and Power

Everyone knows that solar panels help lower electricity costs by using natural energy from the sun, but did you ever think about when a home consumes most of its energy? At night cooking, cleaning (laundry and dishwasher), TV, video games and lights are all used mostly at night for the average UK household so stored power can save a fortune.

Buy smart appliances

Appliances were once energy vultures. Something as simple as a load of laundry or baking a pie in a conventional oven would drain a significant percentage of a home’s energy. But now it’s 2017, and refrigerators are just as smart as TVs and laptops. Not only have appliances become tech toys, but they also use a fraction of the energy compared to 20th century appliances.

Check out now to see if you can save ££££££’s it’s easy and very quick, just select your energy saving requirement and see if you qualify for financial assistance.

Are you spending more than you need?

Most households spend an average of £1610 on heating bills each year which can be up to 50% more than necessary due to the lack of energy saving measures being implemented in the home.

Many people still believe that their actions do not make a difference, but the statistics are showing that the UK has decreased net CO2 emissions considerably over the last 7 years.

There are now so many ways to save money, energy and the planet without having to invest too much time or effort. A large proportion of the population in the UK want to reduce their carbon footprint and at the same time save money but they think costs will be prohibitive.

When asked in a recent survey 47% were unaware that grants were available to assist in making their homes more energy efficient. Also, the survey showed a massive 61% had no idea that some energy saving measure could be installed free of charge if they were receiving certain benefits. I think you will agree these are very interesting figures, if you are one of them act now and save money.

Some ideas:

In order to maximise heat retention many properties can benefit from cavity wall insulation which is subsidised by energy suppliers but can also be installed relatively cheaply. The wall insulation stops heat leaving or entering the cavity wall space therefore helping to reduce the need to switch heating systems on more frequently in winter or air conditioning unit’s on during the summer.

Also available is floor insulation however this can be a much more invasive installation as floors have to be removed in order to put the insulation into the space between joists.

 Loft Insulation

 Cavity Wall Insulation

 Floor / Ceiling Insulation

Check out now to see if you can save £££££’s, it’s easy and very quick just select your requirement and see if you qualify. Action now could save you a great deal of money.

The cold weather has arrived.

Insulating your loft correctly can save you upwards of £300 per year and it is so very easy to do. Most homeowners are unware that they may qualify to have the insulation installed free of charge if claiming certain benefits.

There are so many different types of materials that can be used, it is vitally important that the correct one is selected to suit your home thus maximising savings. If you decide to insulate your loft always seek advice from a professional as it could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

With temperatures now dropping the bills start to rise rapidly, heating costs will start to burn a hole in the annual budget. A survey taken from the majority of Western Europe shows that British households spend the least amount per year on energy saving in the home. The survey highlights from the traditionally colder Countries such as Switzerland that the most money is invested in insulating the loft and floor areas.

It would appear UK households are missing out on very simple measures to save energy in the home and therefore reduce expenses. There are still a great many energy saving offers available to the majority of homeowners so do yourself a big favour and check out what is available to help you.

Need some help?

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.

Insulation is one of the most cost effective ways of retaining heat within a home and is part of the Governments focus towards homeowners to reduce fuel bills. Can you afford to throw money away?

Millions of homes in the UK still do not have adequate insulation. When we have a frost or snow go outside and look at your property. If the frost or snow is settling on your neighbours’ roofs and not on yours, heat is escaping through your roof and you are paying the energy bill to melt that snow. Can you afford to let this happen?

Loft insulation is one of the easiest ways to help retain heat and is heavily subsidised by energy suppliers and even free for qualifying residents. The more loft insulation you install, the less heat that is lost thus meaning you save money. The optimum thickness has been shown to be 350mm, Building Regulations insist on a minimum of 270mm.

 

If your loft space has been or is to be converted into a room then you will need to insulate in the sloping roof. High levels of insulation can be hard to achieve because a free air space of 50mm must be left between the insulation and the tiling felt, unless the felt is low-vapour resistant. Best advice is without doubt get professional help to maximise heat loss.

Areas in your home to insulate:

1) Loft

2) Cavity walls

3) Floor & Ceilings

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It’s so easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or indeed free installation, just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. Acting now could save you thousands in the future and at the same time increase the value of your property.

The value of property in the UK is increasing day by day and one of the ways to maximise this increase is to ensure your property is energy efficient. It is a fact that an energy efficient house is worth thousands more than a home with little or no efficiency.

Next year is likely to see many twists and turns as the Brexit negotiations are likely to get under way. Households will be looking to save money to help balance the predicted ups and downs ahead.

Estate agents up and down the County will tell you energy efficient homes attract much higher prices than those which are not.

One of the biggest ways of saving money seems to be ignored by the majority of home owners and landlords alike.

A large number of energy supply companies offer large subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient. The majority of homeowners simply just do not take advantage of the generous subsidies that are on offer. In some cases the energy saving measure may even be free so it is worth checking to see if you qualify.

Top tips that will increase the value of your property

1 Check all your windows are sealed and draft free.

2 Review all insulation in your house.

3 Have your boiler serviced and upgraded if old and inefficient.

4 Check your hot water tank is working effectively.

5 Insulate all exposed pipes.

Need some help?

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.