Are you ready for the cold weather?

As temperatures begin to drop the energy bills will start to rise alarmingly, heating costs now start to burn a hole in the annual budget. A recent survey taken from the majority of Western Europe shows the British spend the least amount per year on energy saving in the home. The survey highlights from the colder Countries such as Austria, Sweden and Finland that the most money is invested into insulating the loft area. There is a lesson to be learnt from Countries who traditionally have much colder winters than we do here in the UK. Insulating your loft correctly can save you up to a massive £325 per year and it is so very easy to do. When was the last time you checked your loft insulation? Are you aware that if you are claiming certain benefits you could have the insulation installed free of charge by professionals? 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. So 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. A fully insulated house these days can command a much higher selling price so it makes sense to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible.

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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.

Our carbon footprint

The Government have obligations to reduce our carbon footprint nationwide; this is an ongoing situation which is constantly under review and will be for many years to come. In our homes we can do a great deal to assist and in doing so save ourselves huge amounts of hard earned money each year. So it really makes a great deal of sense to review just what we could do to assist and save money at the same time. A lot of these measures can be done free of charge if you qualify for certain benefits so check out just what you are entitled to. The majority of energy companies up and down the country have so many free or heavily subsidised energy saving deals available to you. Easy way’s to save and reduce your carbon footprint.

Properly insulate your home

1) Make sure all windows close properly and are draft free. 2) Seal any draft from doors. 3) Have your insulation checked by a professional.

Maintain your central heating system

1) Have systems cleaned and serviced on a regular basis. 2) Heat the house gradually. 3) Consider renewing boiler if old or inefficient.

Lighting in the house

1) Ensure all lights are turned off if not required 2) Change bulbs for new energy saving type (Large annual cost saving) By implementing some of the above measures you could reduce your carbon footprint and save a great deal of money. If you were to implement just a few of the above the savings could amount to 100’s every year, can you afford not to?

Like some help?

It is so easy to find out if you qualify for any subsidies or even free installation, just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” buttons. Time invested now could save you and your family a fortune in the coming years

Energy grants can help you

The average household across the UK could be losing hundreds of pounds each year due to poor energy efficiency. With the price of Gas and Electricity so high and the strong possibility of heavy rises on the horizon can you afford to ignore poor insulation in your home? If you want to save energy in your home there are a range of energy grants and offers to help you achieve better efficiency. These grants and offers will help you cover the initial outlay involved to install many different types of energy efficient features. Ask yourself this question, can you afford to ignore potentially free help to save money?

Winters coming

At this time of the year we are all thinking about the winter coming, so now is the time to check your heating and get your boiler serviced to ensure all is working efficiently. A little money spent now could save a fortune in the long term. When the first really cold spell starts people just start up their boilers thinking all will be fine but this is when partially functioning boilers fail. Any registered heating engineer will tell you this is their busiest time of the year and most problems are due to lack of servicing.

Energy costs on the up

The winter is now well on its way and as usual higher fuel bills will follow. Energy experts are warning that household energy prices could be about to rise for the first time in two years, driven partly by higher import costs following the Brexit vote. The price of wholesale gas has steadily risen over the last three months but Britain is facing a double hit because gas imports from the continent are about 10% higher still, due to a fall in the value of sterling against the euro.