by Danni Rodgers
As many households try to tackle the issue of global warming, it is more important than ever that you make the effort and try to fight the problem. By adapting your home you will not only make it more energy efficient but you will also save a substantial amount on your energy bills.
According to talktalk.co.uk, “the average UK household is paying around £305 a year for gas and £260 for electricity – and the typical household can cut between £100-£200 a year off their fuel bills without losing either warmth or comfort by simply using energy efficiently and effectively.”
Here are five ways you can improve the energy efficiency in yourhome:
Hunt around for the cheapest supplier
Use online resources such as moneysupermarket.com to find the cheapest supplier for you. Hunting for the cheapest supplier could save you money on your energy bills each month and will help you to find the best deals around. By making this saving you will ensure that you can use the same amount of electricity and gas for less!
Turn off your appliances
As lighting often accounts for nearly a quarter of our energy bills, it is essential that we try and turn off lights when they are not in use. Similarly, if you are boiling the kettle, make sure you are only boiling as much water as you need as this can also save you vast amounts of electricity.
Invest in energy saving bulbs
By investing in an energy efficient light bulb you can cut your energy wastage by over 75%, which will affect your monthly energy usage substantially. Although they will probably seem more expensive at the time, they will last must longer and will save you more money long term.
Insulate your home
By improving the insulation within your home you will not only prevent heat loss but you will also save up to 20% on your energy bills each month. Loft insulation is a great way to keep in the heat, especially during the winter and will help to heat your home for longer. Cavity wall insulation will also help to heat your home as most heat is often lost from the walls. By adding roof and cavity wall insulation you will save enough money to ensure that the building work will pay for itself in a few years!
Biomass Pellet Stoves
Many homes in the UK are not heated with electricity and boilers and radiators tend to run on gas, however, there is an alternative that is much more energy efficient. By investing in a Biomass Pellet Stove you can heat your home just as well as a radiator, but much more efficiently. As a sustainable resource, the compressed pellets work to burn and virtually leave no ashes behind.
This article was provided by Enerfina; one of the leading suppliers ofrenewable energy products and wood pellet stoves in the UK.