With energy and heating bills hitting an all-time high, many of us are looking for ways to make our homes more efficient and save money on heating our homes this winter. We’ve pulled together some of our top ways to save energy bills in your home this winter and into the future keeping your home warm and cosy for many years to come.
Replace Your Windows With Newer, Energy-Efficient Windows
Whilst it costs money to replace your windows, the effects of updating your windows for newer, more efficient windows more than outweigh this, particularly in the long run. Older windows are notorious for letting heat out of homes and letting cold air in and could be the reason your heating gets turned on during the winter well before it needs to be. Newer windows keep in more heat meaning your central heating doesn’t need to work as hard and this could save you money on your energy bills. Double or triple glazed windows are far more energy efficient than older double glazing or single glazing with glazing types such as 4S Glass benefitting from 63% less heat loss compared to ordinary double glazing.
Stop Losing Heat Through Your Garage
One of the biggest ways heat can be lost in homes is through gaps in a garage door. A quick fix to remedy this and stop wasting money on heating your space is to add insulation to your garage door and replace the sealant to stop warm air from escaping through gaps and cold air from entering. It may also be worth taking a look at replacing the door that leads into your garage from your house. Many of us don’t think about interior doors as a way to save money on energy bills but a poorly performing door into your garage could mean that you are spending more money heating a garage space through a poorly insulated door. Replacing this door with a weathertight door that is more energy efficient could help lower your heating bills by saving on energy loss through your garage.
Replace Your Front and Back Doors With Energy Efficient Doors
The door to your home could also be a big factor when it comes to keeping your home warm this winter. If your door is a few years old, it might not be as energy efficient as it could be. Newer door types are high quality and more thermally efficient meaning they can help stop heat from escaping from your home as well as work to stop draughts from entering your home when the weather gets colder. Having a thermally efficient front door can help stop wasting money on your heating bills and lower your energy bills.
Make Sure You Are Using Energy-Efficient Appliances and Energy-Saving Lightbulbs
Whilst it may be very simple to say simply turn all energy-using products off, we know that it just isn’t practical. Swapping your light bulbs out to energy-saving lightbulbs and using energy-efficient appliances can both help keep energy bills lower. Additional things such as turning everything off at the plug when not in use, not charging mobile phones, computers or games overnight, turning down the temperature on your clothes wash and not overfilling your kettle when boiling are all more ways to make small savings on the amount of energy you use in your home.
Keep Heat Inside of Your Home
Whilst you will probably keep all doors and windows closed in cold weather, there are some other ways to keep the heat inside of your home. Buying thermal curtains and blinds that can be closed at the end of the day is a great way to stop heat from escaping through your windows. New designs of thermally-efficient curtains and blinds mean that you don’t have to compromise on style to keep your home warm. Another option to keep heat inside of individual rooms is to invest in draught excluders for your doors. Often heat escapes through the gaps in our doors meaning we have to turn the heating up to keep rooms warm. Using draught excluders can help keep warm air in your room meaning you’ll save money by only heating individual rooms when you need them.
Convert Your Conservatory Roof to a Solid Roof
If you have a conservatory fitted to your home, particularly if it is quite an old conservatory, it may be increasing your heating bills by allowing extra heat to escape from your home in the winter. Converting your conservatory roof to a solid roof can make your conservatory roof more energy efficient and save you money on heating and cooling costs. Energy-saving conservatory roof options such as Warmer Roof and Ultraframe Livinroof are a great way to save money on your energy bills for years to come.
Talk to an Expert About How to Save Money With Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
If you are looking for ways to save money on your energy bills by upgrading your home, talk to the specialists at RB Windows now. We can help advise on the best windows and doors to keep your home warm this winter.