Another way to maximise the energy efficiency of your home is to ensure that your boiler is running as smoothly as possible. As the source of all your heating, this is arguably the biggest factor which could be affecting your energy costs. If your boiler has internal issues, this can mean that you’re paying for more gas than should be necessary to keep your home warm. There are additional safety concerns which can also be completely avoided by an annual boiler service. To get in touch with our boiler experts click here.
As lockdown looms before us, for many it gives the chance to make home improvements which have been postponed over and over. Whilst not applicable to all homes, considering that around 10% of the heat in your home is lost through the windows, one improvement is fitting curtains to provide a better thermal seal. While blinds are somewhat successful at reducing the amount of heat lost, there are more gaps than there are with curtains, so this allows for draughts which in turn allow the heat to escape.