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How can you make your home more energy efficient?

September 7, 2020 2:48 pm

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Now that the summer is over, it’s time to close the windows and start thinking about what you can do with regard to reducing your heating bills. Here is a quick list of things that you might like to consider before winter’s icy, or at the every least mild, wet and windy hands, given the state of the UK’s weather over the last few decades, arrives to batter us.

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  1. Make sure your boiler is up to the job. It’s probably just been on hot water duty over the spring and summer, now it’s got 15 radiators to get hot water into. If you need a new one a Boiler Installation Gloucester based company is on hand to help you out. Having a fully functioning and efficient boiler is one of the best ways to keep costs down.
  2. Reduce drafts, if your house has more drafts than The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley then it is a good idea to put a stop to them. Cold air getting into the home is a surefire way to suffer from heat loss. All you end up doing is turning the heating up. Purchase, or even better still make, some draft excluders.

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  1. Decent windows. Linked to the draft issues, if you don’t have double glazing in then you are seriously losing money. Despite the initial outlay the over costs long term will offset this. Double glazing keeps the heat in winter and the heat out in summer.
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