Energy Saving Tips for Insulation, Shading and Draft Proofing

Information verified correct on October 26th, 2016

InsulationYou may think you have no control over some things in your house, but often little steps can be taken to plug drafts and save money.

There is nothing like being warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Here are five easy tips that you can use to get better control over the temperature in your home, which should help you save money on your bills.

  • Insulate

Insulation is almost never a bad thing. A correctly insulated home will maintain warmth in the winter and will remain cool in the summer. Well insulated hot water pipes will reduce heat loss and save money on heating water.

  • Seal the doors

Make sure yours door and window gaps are all tight seal. Use a gap filler or draught excluders to block drafts.

  • In fact, seal everything

Seal gaps around skirting boards, ceilings and old air vents, it will all help you keep control of your temperature.

  • Design right

In a well-designed home, eaves will shade summer sun while allowing winter sun in. This will allow you more control over the temperature and feel of your home. If, however, you aren’t lucky enough to have eaves, then external blinds, pergola or deciduous vine could also be used to provide natural shade.

  • Shade from the sun

Lined curtains and pelmets will help keep heat in during winter and out on hot summer days. A pelmet will stop draughts that are caused by airflow in between curtains and windows.

October 2016 deals for keeping your insulation 

Once again it’s about taking small manageable steps that will lead to big savings over time, plus these tips will all help you be more comfortable in your own home, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Keep reading through our guides to find more easy ways to save energy and money on your home.

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