Energy Saving Ways to Reduce your Energy Consumption at Home

Improving your Energy Saving at home.

This is definitely the age of energy saving solutions and for the UK homeowner who is looking to reduce their carbon footprint, there are many ways to save energy and we can help. If you live north of the border, keeping your home warm in the winter seems like a never-ending battle, here are just a few of the ways you can save energy.

Loft Insulation

We recommend Rockwool for loft insulation. This product is spun from volcanic rock and has excellent thermal properties. Rockwool comes in rolls and it should be laid between the joists in the loft. A second layer is then cross laid to make sure that every square inch is covered.

 

Cavity Wall Insulation

A lot of heat can be lost through the exterior walls . According to the Energy Saving Trust it is up to 33%. By using high quality bonded bead insulation, you can make a significant saving on your winter heating bills. You’ll be happy to learn that we offer a full 25-year warranty on all of our cavity wall insulation. Our skilled technicians have many years of hands-on experience in applying cavity wall insulation treatments.

 

Underfloor Insulation

With the loft and the exterior walls insulated, why not opt for Underfloor Insulation as the next step in reducing your heating bills? Fitted from below the floor in the crawl space, insulation is netted in between the wooden joists. As well as saving a good amount of energy, your floors are warmer too as a result of less heat loss. Insulating suspended floors is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy.

 

Underfloor Heating

underfloor heating saves on average around 10% on winter heating bills. There are other benefits, such as having a warm surface to walk on – something that is really noticeable in the cold winter. This is one of our most popular services, it does bring a touch of luxury to the home, especially in the cold winter months.

UPVC Double Glazing

All of our double-glazed units are A rated for thermal efficiency. The amount of heat loss through a single pane of glass is considerable, not so with double glazing. The frames come in a range of colours and finishes. We use the very best technology, with a 16mm spacer bar between the sheets of glass, filled with argon gas. This design is to minimise the heat transfer from inside to out. Double glazing is a significant investment, yet with the very best in quality and a professional installation, expect to enjoy many years of trouble-free service. All our units are made to measure, ensuring a perfect fit. Aside from the obvious thermal benefits, double glazing offers heightened security and improved sound insulation.

We are proud to be a market leader across Scotland for energy saving solutions. Our service is second to none and we always have a “can do” attitude. We are confident you will be very satisfied with the outcome, whatever the product you choose. If you would like some free professional advice on heat saving in your home, fill in the online form or call us on 0141 247 1086. We will be happy to offer advice on any aspect of domestic heating or insulation.

 

Further reading;

Reducing your carbon footprint

Energy Saving Solutions

Renewable Heating Systems

Bringing Energy Efficiency Throughout Your Home

Energy Efficiency at Home

Aside from the environmental benefits of using less power, most people are very happy to see the size of their utility bills brought down, especially in the winter.  We are happy to offer energy efficiency solutions that can provide you with a range of options for making your home more energy efficient.Grants have been available for some time, though while the rules may have been changing quite a bit in recent times, we have been keeping pace with them all, and are perfectly placed to let you know if you might be eligible and how to apply.

A Well Insulated House is energy efficient

It is very easy when it has been snowing to see which houses are in need of improved loft insulation because they will be the ones where the snow is melting fastest. Snow unfortunately doesn’t build up on the walls, or you would be able to see those with no, or inadequate cavity wall insulation as well. We are experts in all forms of home insulation, which can provide a substantial energy saving, especially when combined with good windows and doors, We can stop heat sapping drafts and save you money.

Insulation to make your home more energy efficient

Increasing Loft Insulation is the cheapest and easiest way to increase your energy efficiency.

Many homes already have Wall Insulation, this too makes a large difference.

The next step is insulating your floor, or underfloor insulation.

If you have dormer windows, insulating your Room in Roof will improve your energy efficiency.

Heating Your Home efficiently

As well as looking at the overall energy efficiency of your home, we can take a look at your heating system and advise on how best to upgrade it to a more energy efficient system.

Renewable Energy efficiency

If you are considering improving your energy efficiency with Renewable Energy, then speak to us for advice on the best solutions and most reliable installers in Scotland. Renewable energy is only efficient when your home is properly insulated in the first place.

Valuable Energy Saving Solutions to Cut Your Bills

In recent years, as people are beginning to understand what the long-term effects of releasing excess carbon dioxide into the atmosphere are, humanity has just now begun to take steps towards mitigating some of the damage that it has caused. With the increased awareness of climate change and the role humanity has played in its creation, it’s more important now than ever before to reduce your carbon footprint. While there are many ways one can go about doing this, the most effective method is by reducing the amount of energy that you consume. Not only is this beneficial for the planet, but it will also help to lower your monthly utility bills. Through insulating one’s house, installing solar panels and using more energy efficient heating and air, not only can you reduce your carbon output, but you may even be able to reach carbon neutrality.

Using Insulation to Conserve Energy

Whether your goal is to help save the planet, or just to save some money, ensuring that your house is well insulated is one of the primary energy saving methods that can be utilized. Many people avoid having their homes properly insulated due to the initial costs. While it’s true that a large insulation job carried out by an experienced energy saving company may not be cheap, the amount of money that will be saved in utility costs will more than make up for it within the first few years.

This is because the difference in energy used by a house that was properly insulated by professionals compared to a poorly insulated house can be enormous. Simply upgrading your roof or loft insulation can lead to a 25% reduction in your use of energy, and the numbers are even more staggering if you also decide to insulate your walls. Cavity wall insulation has been shown to decrease your use of energy by up to an impressive 33%, making it clear as to why insulation ranks so high on the list of methods for reducing your carbon footprint.

Installing Solar Panels

Another great way to reduce the amount of electricity that you consume is through the installation of solar panels. With modern solar technology, it’s now possible to supply all of the energy needs throughout your home by using the power of the sun. While the initial costs once again may be high, these too will more than pay for themselves over time.

Stay Warm with Cost-Cutting Energy Saving Solutions

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 info@dmsenergysolutions.co.uk.

5 ways to save energy in your home in Scotland

5 Great Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

One thing that we can all be certain of is that our energy bills will continue to rise year on year. And whilst the tariff we pay may not be directly within our control, reducing our personal energy consumption is.

There are several ways that you can go about making a significant reduction in your annual consumption which we’re going to share with you, helping you to moderate your usage and reduce your carbon footprint.

  1. Upgrade Your Insulation

Poorly insulated homes are the most significant factor in high heating bills. Once the ambient temperature drops below a certain point, simply turning up your heating in a home that lacks insulation will see much of that energy wasted.

Cavity wall insulation should be present in most homes, but if you’re living in a solid wall property, there are other solutions that could improve the energy efficiency of your home. More heat than you would imagine is also able to escape through the roof structure which is why loft insulation in Glasgow is often retrofitted to homes for this very reason.

  1. Lower Your Thermostat

With your insulation taken care of, you will now be able to reduce the number on your thermostat by a considerable amount to maintain the same internal temperature.

Every increment of a degree above 20 degrees will see an additional 10% added to the energy consumption of your average home. For this reason, always try and keep your thermostat set between 18 – 20 degrees.

  1. Upgrade Your Lighting

Lighting your home accounts for 10% of the average annual electricity bill. Old fashioned filament bulbs aren’t as efficient as you might think because a percentage of the energy used is wasted as heat.

Instead, consider making an upgrade to LED based light fittings and bulbs. LED technology has been shown to be 90% more efficient than older halogen and incandescent lighting, helping you to reduce your energy bills further.

The initial purchase price may be higher but you will quickly recoup this outlay as LED bulbs also last far longer.

  1. Upgrade Your Heating System

Older gas boilers are far less efficient than their newer counterparts. If your home features a gas central heating system, simply upgrading the boiler can make a dramatic difference to the amount of energy your home consumes as your boiler will account for roughly 55% of what you spend on energy per year.

  1. Switch Off Appliances Not in Use

That goes for any item on standby that isn’t used regularly. Most electrical appliances are far more efficient than they used to be but plugging them out when not in use will provide you with a considerable energy saving. This includes phone chargers which can continue to draw energy even when not charging a phone.

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Here at DMS, we are specialists in providing energy saving solutions in Glasgow. To learn more about how we can assist you, enquire within through the use of our contact form or simply call us on 0141 638 1058.

Energy Saving in Scotland

Valuable Energy Saving Solutions to Cut Your Carbon Footprint

In recent years, as people are beginning to understand what the long-term effects of releasing excess carbon dioxide into the atmosphere are, humanity has just now begun to take steps towards mitigating some of the damage that it has caused. With the increased awareness of climate change and the role humanity has played in its creation, it’s more important now than ever before to reduce your carbon footprint. While there are many ways one can go about doing this, the most effective method is by reducing the amount of energy that you consume. Not only is this beneficial for the planet, but it will also help to lower your monthly utility bills. Through insulating one’s house, installing solar panels and using more energy efficient heating and air, not only can you reduce your carbon output, but you may even be able to reach carbon neutrality.

Using Insulation to Conserve Energy

Whether your goal is to help save the planet, or just to save some money, ensuring that your house is well insulated is one of the primary energy saving methods that can be utilised. Many people avoid having their homes properly insulated due to the initial costs. While it’s true that a large insulation job carried out by an experienced energy saving company may not be cheap, the amount of money that will be saved in utility costs will more than make up for it within the first few years.

This is because the difference in energy used by a house that was properly insulated by professionals compared to a poorly insulated house can be enormous. Simply upgrading your roof or loft insulation can lead to a 25% reduction in your use of energy, and the numbers are even more staggering if you also decide to insulate your walls. Cavity wall insulation has been shown to decrease your use of energy by up to an impressive 33%, making it clear as to why insulation ranks so high on the list of methods for reducing your carbon footprint.

Installing Solar Panels

Another great way to reduce the amount of electricity that you consume is through the installation of solar panels. With modern solar technology, it’s now possible to supply all of the energy needs throughout your home by using the power of the sun. While the initial costs once again may be high, these too will more than pay for themselves over time.

Energy saving for your home in Scotland

Stay Warm with Cost-Cutting Energy Saving Solutions

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 or arrange an Energy Performance Certificate 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 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 often unpleasant 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 utilises 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 info@dmsenergysolutions.co.uk.

Underfloor & Floor Insulation

Floor Insulation 

Installing Floor Insulation under suspended timber floors can make a huge difference to keeping the heat in your home. Access is gained through a small hatch, usually within a cupboard downstairs. Working from below, our installers insulate between the timber floor joists and secure the insulation in place with netting. There is little in the way of disruption and no mess from having underfloor insulation installed in your house in Scotland.

To make an enquiry please go to our main page on Underfloor Insulation. From there you can contact us via the enquiry form or call 0141 247 1086 for more information.

 

Benefits of Floor Insulation

Having Floor insulation installed will help reduce your heating bills straight away, with energy savings of up to 15% claimed by the Energy Savings Trust. The cold air movements under your home are essential, but when they enter your home as draughts they can be chilly and unwelcome. Insulating properly under your floors separates the good cold air movements from your living space, keeping the cold out and the heat where it is meant to be. Insulated floors tend to be a couple of degrees warmer to the touch, as well as reducing heat loss the warmer floors make the rooms more comfortable. With your body temperature regulated by your feet, the increase in floor temperatures may let you reduce your room temperature by a degree or two and thus lowering your heating bills further.

 

Floor Insulation Glasgow, Edinburgh & Scotland

Underfloor Insulation installation takes less than a day for a whole house, often completed in a morning or an afternoon. We cover most of Scotland; Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Dundee, Stirling, Ayrshire,  Dumfreis & Galloway and everywhere in-between.

Underfloor Insulation Before
Only exposed floor boards separate the cold underfloor area and the living space.
Underfloor Insulation
Underfloor Insulation installed from below the timber floor
Timber floor Insulation
Insulation installed under the suspended timber floor
Under Floor Insulation
Netted insulation installed underfloor

 

Insulation Solutions

We offer a complete range of solutions to insulate your home. These include;

Cavity Wall Insulation

Loft Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation

Room In Roof Insulation

 

Funded Insulation

We have funding for Cavity Wall Insulation, Room in Roof Insulation, Loft Insulation and extra funding for those on benefits. Please see our main insulation pages for more information or to submit an online enquiry.

How to Save on Energy Bills in Your Glasgow Home

Energy bills continue to rise across Scotland, and for most homeowners and tenants, this is a big concern. After all, none of us want to feel like we’re throwing money away, and even a small increase can throw your household budget into chaos. It’s especially important to find energy saving solutions in Glasgow, as the long cold snaps and short summers can mean people in the area spend more on things like heating and hot water. Luckily, many solutions are affordable and can soon pay for themselves in cheaper energy bills. Here are some tips to ensure you get smaller bills.

Insulate your home

No matter how well you heat your home, if it’s not properly insulated, then you may as well be burning cash. During the cold Glasgow winters, proper insulation can make you so much more comfortable, and even in the short period of warm weather, it can cool your property too. Simply adding loft insulation in Glasgow will stop heat escaping on cold days, and means you switch on your heating less, leading to lower bills. Some other things to look at include:

This is an easy way to keep your home cosy, as it’s an affordable option with minimal disruption during installation.

Opt for heat pumps

Heat pumps are becoming a popular option for homes in Scotland as a way to heat and provide hot water to homes. By adding air source heat pumps in Glasgow, you can cut your energy bills, as well as enjoying a cosy home. These systems use energy from external air, which is converted into energy for your property. Creating a comfortable, even heat, these heat pumps are being encouraged by the government, who offer incentives for their installation.

Replace your old boiler

Most modern boilers have a lifespan of about 20 years, but once they get to the end of their life, they can become less energy efficient. If your appliance is making a lot of noise or taking ages to heat up, it might be worth looking for a new gas boiler installation in Glasgow. Many boilers now have A+ energy ratings, so are cheaper to run, which can pay for itself in savings. It also means there’s no sitting around freezing, waiting for the house to heat up, or long periods waiting for water to warm up.

Switch to solar

The sun is a reliable, free source of energy, so why not make the most of it? While Scotland doesn’t have many sunny days, you can install solar panels in Glasgow that will take care of many of your energy needs. There are many schemes available to help pay for solar panels, and once they’re installed, you’ll notice a huge drop in your energy bills. Solar panels can even make you money by feeding into the grid, so you can find your bills end up in credit.

To find out more about saving money on your energy bills, get in touch with DMS Installations Ltd by calling 0141 638 1058, or e-mailing info@dmsenergysolutions.co.uk to find out more.

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of your Glasgow Home

There have been many alarming headlines about global warming and the environment of late, and this has lead to many people thinking about their own carbon footprint. From the foods you eat to the car you drive, many things make an impact on the environment, but one area where you can make a big change is in your home. By looking for an energy saving company in Glasgow, you can find appliances and other solutions to make your home not only cosier, but also more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run. Here are some things you can do at home to make your carbon footprint smaller.

Get rid of draughts

The cold Scottish weather can mean local homes suffer from uncomfortable draughts. Even on relatively mild days, you may notice a cold chill coming through the house, which means you need to turn up the heating. An easy way to solve this is to identify the source of draughts and patch them up, with solutions such as cavity wall insulation in Glasgow making a big difference. Some other ways you can draught-proof include:

  • Using draught excluders at the bottom of doors
  • Replace old UPVC windows with newer units
  • Use a draught-proof letterbox
  • Have your roof inspected before the winter months
  • Ensure your loft insulation is properly installed

Use renewable energy sources

Despite many green options, we still rely heavily on fossil fuels, but you can switch your home to renewable energy with a few upgrades. Installing solar panels in Glasgow is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, giving you a green way to heat your home, power your appliances, and get hot water. Solar is becoming an increasingly popular choice for Scottish homes as there are many grants available, meaning the panels soon pay for themselves.

Replace old appliances

From fridge freezers to boilers, appliances have become more energy efficient over time, and so keeping hold of old appliances could be leaving you with a big carbon footprint. Looking for electric boiler installation in Glasgow can mean you upgrade your energy efficiency rating, and products such as modern storage heaters can not only cut your energy bills, but also make your home eco-friendlier.

Keep things cosy

Keeping your home cosy means you use less energy to heat it, therefore cutting your carbon footprint and creating a greener house. For example, adding the right insulation, combined with underfloor heating in Glasgow, can ensure your home is warm and comfortable. Underfloor heating is also great for smaller spaces, or sleek, open-plan homes, as it means there’s no need for bulky radiators. At night, close your curtains, and consider adding a thermal layer or blinds to keep the cold out. You might eventually want to look at replacing your windows too, as older windows can leak heat.

For products that help lower your home’s carbon footprint, call DMS Installations on 0141 638 1058, or drop us an e-mail on info@dmsenergysolutions.co.uk and we’ll find the right products for you.