If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, or your goal is so save a bit of money on your energy bill, making sure that you are reducing the amount of heat your home loses is key. As wasting money on excess energy is an important step to resolve in order to reach this goal.
With the cost of living seeing an unprecedented high, many of us are trying to cut down on our spending. Here are some following methods that can help reduce heat loss in your home.
Using decorator caulk on your windows to help fill in gaps will save energy and keep heat inside. This is an affordable method that you can do yourself, and will require some basic DIY tools.
You will need a caulk gun, caulk, a scraper, a blade, and a large sharp object to pierce the seal of a caulk container.
Make sure you spend time looking for gaps high and low, as if you miss any your warm air will be able to get out still.
Consider Getting A Roof And Loft Insulation
A lot of the time your hot air is lost through gaps in the roof, as hot air rises. The best way to help reduce this is by getting a loft insulation done, to ensure there are no gaps around your electrics, hatches or pipework.
An easy way to see if you have an insulation issue is to take a look at your house on a snowy or frosty morning. If there are any patches without frost, then that is where your hot air is escaping from!
Upgrade Your Windows
A straightforward way to reduce heat loss is by upgrading your windows, such as installing double glazed or even triple glazed windows.
The gaps between the different panes of glass are filled with air, and therefore as air is a poor conductor of heat – little ends up escaping your home.
Pair this with our previous tip and make sure you caulk all gaps to further prevent loss of heat.
Although underfloor heating can be expensive to initially install, it is an amazing way of keeping your house warm at all times, or it can be easily turned on and off when necessary.
In addition to being energy efficient, it is also a great way of minimising heat loss and reducing your energy consumption.
If you have low levels of heat loss, it is highly likely that underfloor heating will be enough for your home, which means you can save money on other heating methods.
With the increasing cost of living, there is so much more we can be doing to keep those costs low including looking at how we can reduce heat loss around our home. Do you have any other tips?