For many of us, our utility bills are one of the first indications that seasons are changing. Sure, days might be getting shorter and nights becoming colder, but when you see a sharp spike in your monthly expenses, there’s no denying it. It’s a simple fact: energy saving equals cost saving. When you cut back on the amount of energy that you use to heat your home, you’ll definitely notice a difference in your wallet. But don’t worry—this doesn’t have to mean that you and your family will be spending your evenings huddled around the fire, rubbing your hands together to stay warm; there are some easy updates that you can make to your home that will keep the temperature up and the costs down.
Patch Up Leaks and Increase Energy Saving
You shouldn’t be paying to heat all of Scotland. But with leaky windows and poor insulation, you just might be. A good first step would be to do a home audit to see where your house is wasting energy. Windows can be great offenders. And, chances are, your home might not be as well-insulated as you’d like. Poorly insulated roofs can account for the loss of a quarter of the energy used to heat our homes, which means that loft insulation is essential. Another great solution to explore is cavity wall insulation. Most modern walls have two layers, with a gap in between, allowing heat to seep through. The proper heating insulation will not only keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, but will reduce condensation in between the walls, something that can lead to costly repairs down the line.
Central & Underfloor Heating to Lower Costs
Not only are radiators pretty hideous to look at—plus an enormous waste of space—they are also not the most efficient when it comes to energy and cost savings. By working with an experienced energy saving company, you can easily find a cost-effective central heating installation that better utilizes and more efficiently heats your space. More and more people are also installing underfloor heating solutions, which leads to more even heating of your home, and great cost savings.
Gas Boiler vs. Electric Boiler: Which is Right for You?
If you are going to make it through winter, you’ll need a good boiler. When deciding between gas boiler installation and electric boiler installation, you’ll want to consider a few things. First off, gas boilers are typically less expensive—depending on the current price of gas, that is. However, in terms of efficiency, electric boilers generally take the cake. Installation can be an issue with gas boilers, based on the design of your house, so you’ll want to be sure to talk to a boiler installation expert before you make this important decision.
Schedule Your Heating Installation and Start Saving
While there is an initial investment with some of these home heating solutions, the drop in your monthly utility costs will quickly add up. DMS Installations services homes throughout Scotland. To schedule an assessment of your home and learn where you could be saving money, contact us at 0141 638 1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.