Many families are looking for ways to reduce their heating bills, especially now the winter months are here. Reducing heat loss is the best way to save money on your heating bills and make sure your house stays warm in the colder months. Here are our top tips for reducing heat loss in your home this winter.
How to reduce heat loss
Heat may be lost from your home in any direction as warm air escapes and cold air invades. Around one-quarter of your heating can be lost through the roof, up to 10% may vanish through the floor and more than 30% might disappear through the walls and windows, or up the chimney. A house is a thermal envelope; care must be taken as to how the envelope is sealed.
Beginning at the top, loft insulation is economical and effective. A variety of materials can be selected, from sheep wool to insulating board, even newspaper. It is worth checking existing insulation, filling in gaps and reinforcing.
Cavity wall insulation, where appropriate, will guarantee ongoing energy-saving and significantly reduce CO2 emissions (https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/cavity-wall
). It is even possible to fit reflective foil in the walls or on them. Double or triple glazing will keep cold air out, but paying attention to details such as draft excluders on doors and windows, thermal lined curtains and warm carpets will result in further savings and more comfort.
Selecting the right boiler and/or water tank for your needs and having it set up correctly is the most significant step to take so you don’t waste energy. Our experienced team of plumbers can advise you on which is the best fit for you. The efficiency of your heating system can be maintained by regularly bleeding radiators so that heat is correctly dispersed.
Having a fully functioning central heating system is key to heating your whole home during those chilly days and nights. Using a single heat source to heat all your rooms, the boiler is the main aspect to keep it working. There are a number of options to heat your homes such as radiators and underfloor heating, and our knowledgeable team at Williams can help make the right choice for your home. Contact us today on 0117 287 2811 to find out more or book your appointment.