So far this year, winter seems to be a cold one. Unlike last year or the year before, we are likely to see temperatures drop well below zero. This means that we need to ensure that our homes are as energy-efficient as possible that they retain heat and make the most of the heat produced.
In this article, we are going to explore some of the things that you can do to help improve the heat efficiency in your home this season. Nobody wants a huge gas or electricity bill, so following the instructions and advice outlined in this article will help you to avoid that.
Get Rid of Draughts
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that your house is draught-proof. If it is less than 10-years old, then it is highly likely that the house is well protected from draughts, but if like me, you live in an old Victorian property, than there were probably holes letting air in all over the place.
You need to keep the ventilation somehow so open your windows at least once a day. However, cover-up those holes as much as you can. For example, try swapping your front door for a UPVC front door. You can find some in Victorian styles, so it doesn’t have to affect the style of your property.
We managed to buy a UPVC front door that looks almost identical to the old door.
If you can afford it, I think about installing underfloor heating. With the correct floor, it is the best heating that you can have in your home because it distributes heat evenly and it heats the room from the bottom to the top.
Again, underfloor heating is perfect for Victorian properties. We have placed in our hallway. This meant that we were able to get rid of the radiator in that space and it made the hallway feel much larger. As you know, Victorian properties are incredibly small and the hallways are exceptionally narrow. Getting rid of the radiator things that we did. And it helped to reduce our household bills because it was much cheaper on the gas.
Insulated the Roof and Walls
The chances are that you already have insulation in your roof and walls, but take a look in the loft and make sure but it is all still in good condition. You might have to top it up or replace it.
With Victorian properties, you won’t be able to install wall insulation because they do not have cavity walls. Fortunately, the brickwork is often thick enough to reduce the need for insulation.
I hope that you have found this article useful and that the information here is suitable. Making your house energy efficient is a great thing for your wallet. It will help to reduce your household bills, especially your gas bills.