Over 49% of heat created by your boiler can escape through your roof, windows and doors in your home. We have created a guide to help you save energy around the house.
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Turn down the radiators or close warm air grilles and keep the doors and windows closed. But, keep an eye on rooms that are not heated for a long time for signs of condensation or mould.
Keep doors and windows closed when the heating is on, but don’t block ventilators or airbricks.
Open windows on the sunny side of the house when the sun is up so that the sun can warm the rooms. Close all curtains when it gets dark.
Do not have furniture close to or in front of radiators. If you have deep windowsills, curtains should sit neatly on top of them and not cover the radiator.
Fill in any gaps between skirting boards and the floor. This can be done with wood moulding or with one of the fillers, which you can get from DIY shops.
Although the majority of EPDM roofs are black, you can also purchase a white coating which aids in heat reflection leading to the reduction of cooling / energy costs. In addition to this, rubber roofing is compatible with solar cells, helping you to save money on your energy bills even further.
This material is relatively lightweight allowing rubber roofing to adapt to any style and shape of any roof. Various materials can be used on flat roofs, but rubber roofing is definitely a superior option.
Rubber roofing can last in excess of 50 years, and when they do eventually need replacing, they are almost 100% recyclable.
As much as 10% can be lost through floorboards. If there is easy access to the joists under the floorboards, you can insulate from below by filling the spaces between the joists with mineral wool mat or expanded polystyrene boards.
Even draught-proofed, single glazed windows allow a lot of heat to be lost (around 20% of the total heat loss from the house). Heat loss through windows can be halved with double-glazing.
Professionally fitted double-glazing can be expensive, but if you need new windows, having double-glazing fitted is the sensible thing to do as it makes rooms more comfortable. Read advantages.
Put double-glazing in the rooms you use the most and on large windows first. Where double-glazing can halve the heat loss through windows, double-glazing with low emissivity glass can reduce it by a further 30%.