Even though summer is just around the proverbial corner and will hopefully bring with it plentiful sunshine, warmth, and good times, the savvy homeowners amongst you will already be thinking about home improvements that will result in reduced energy bills in the future.
So here, for your information and, of course, reading pleasure, are some of the most useful tips on how best to reduce your energy bills ready for fall.
1. Invest In A Smart Meter & Thermostat
Essentially, a smart meter and thermostat is a small, handheld device that can be installed and set up in the corner of the room, on the windowsill, or even inside a cupboard or closet.
Smart thermostats accurately track how much electricity, gas, and water you are using each and every day and also translate your usage into dollars and cents so you can see how much you are spending every single day. Not only that, but investing in a smart meter and thermostat will also result in the ability to heat one room at a time without heating the whole house and thus saving you money.
2. Improve Your Roof’s Insulation
One of, if not the major ways that heat and therefore energy escapes from your property is through the roof, and another extremely beneficial way of lowering your energy bills and one that is guaranteed to see results is to replace or improve the insulation in your roof space and loft.
Not only will replacing the insulation of your roof resulting in lower energy bills, but it will also increase the value of your property, a reduction in noise pollution, and create a much warmer home overall.
3. Modernize & Upgrade Your Windows
If you are serious and dedicated to ensuring that you save money on your energy bills moving forward, both for the rest of the year and in the future, you need to contact a professional from leading glazing specialists who will work together with you to look into having your windows and doors triple glazes.
There is a wide plethora of impressive benefits to triple glazing, not least the fact that such a decision will save you considerable money on your heating bills. Triple glazing adds yet another layer between the inside and the outside and traps heat in your home.
4. Replace Your Appliances
If you have had your trusty toaster, kettle, microwave oven, washing machine, and tumble dryer, to name just a few, for some years now, however much sentimental value you may or may not attach to them, they may well be costing you unnecessary money.
When wanting to prepare your home for fall and winter to ensure your energy bills stay within a reasonable price band, it is essential to replace such appliances with energy-efficient alternatives. Additionally, small things such as switching off the electricity at the mains from the plug socket when you leave the house can also add up to considerable savings too.