Making your home more energy efficient is a good thing for many reasons. By using your energy more efficiently you will be able to save money on your bills. This will also contribute to lowering your carbon footprint and making your home more environmentally friendly.
Glorious glazing that transforms your home
If you have draughty single glazed windows, upgrading to double glazing will make a huge difference to your comfort and bills. According to the Energy Saving Trust, A+ rated windows could save you £110 a year in a detached home. We offer a wide range of uPVC, timber and aluminium windows that will all ensure that your home stays comfortable as well as weatherproof and draught free. The Eco Energy range of uPVC windows comprise of a six-chambered frame which act as barriers against the cold and can achieve an A+ energy rating. Triple glazing will improve these results even more with an extra glass pane to give improved thermal and sound insulation.
Boost your kerb appeal and warmth at the same time
Your front door could be where you’re losing some of your heat. By installing a composite door, your home will be protected against the elements as well as intrusion. With Secured by Design accreditation, our composite doors give you the peace of mind that your home is safe. With a solid timber core surrounded by PVC and an impact resistant skin, these doors are extremely strong yet attractive. By resembling timber and available in 21 colours, they are the perfect door to boost your kerb appeal. With low u-values of 1.6, cold spots and draughts will no longer be a problem in your home.
Don’t let your bills overheat
Are you using your heating and hot water effectively? Turning your thermostat down by 1°C could save you up to 10% on your bills. Check what time your heating is set to come on. It could be that you’re heating an empty house if it’s on when you’re at work. Try having your heating on for shorter periods of time and you might realise you don’t need it on as much. Also, spare bedrooms only need the heating on low if at all. Simply putting on more layers or grabbing a blanket before you reach for the thermostat will make a difference too.
Keep your boiler at its peak
Servicing your boiler is an important task to get done regularly for safety as well as efficiency. Overtime boilers can start to slow down and will take longer to heat up your home and water. Call out a Gas Safe registered engineer who will ensure that your boiler is running up to speed. Having regularly services will also prevent any issues arising, which you definitely don’t need with winter approaching.
Make your home smart
Consider getting a smart meter. These work by sending your gas and electric meter readings to your supplier directly and by showing you your up-to-date energy usage. They remove the need for estimated bills and ensure that you only pay for what you use. By finding out how much you’re using and when, you’ll be able to start reducing your usage and save money. If you’re already careful with your electricity and gas usage, this will be reflected in your bills.
Energy efficiency experts for your home
To find out more about our energy saving range or any other home improvements, get in touch with Chase Windows today. Transforming homes across North London and Hertfordshire, we’re your best choice.