Making Small Properties Energy Efficient
There are financial as well as environmental incentives to going energy efficient with your small business premises or home.
In addition to replacing (old-style) incandescent lightbulbs with LED lighting, and replacing old electrical appliances with more energy efficient models, more significant results can be achieved by considering one (or all) of the following:
Replacing gas boilers
Although modern boilers are much less likely to fail in winter than older models, their efficiency may not always be taken for granted. All boilers are now rated from A-G in terms of energy efficiency, and if yours is on the lower end of the scale, it could be worth trading it in for something much more effective.
If the property you’ve purchased is an older one, it can be inevitable that the windows will be made from timber and be single-glazed. However, single-glazed windows are renowned for letting out warm air and keeping rooms chilly in the colder months. They also result in you losing money, as the money you spend on your central heating will be escaping through the window. If your building could use a window upgrade in the coming months, then click here for further information.
Loft and wall insulation
Getting loft and wall insulation is now considered one of the fundamentals when it comes to keeping your property energy efficient. Believe it or not, there are actually building regulations when it comes to insulating you’re home in the United Kingdom, so be sure to check which one you belong to first.
Most modern buildings are constructed with a cavity wall design which can be filled with insulation without trouble. However, if your property was built before 1920, then the likelihood is you will need to get external or internal insulation put in. This might seem daunting, but the money it will save you per year is in the hundreds, so it’s well worth considering for your finances.