Thinking of tips and ways to be more energy efficient at home?
The obvious “turn off the lights” strategy comes to mind first!
There are actually a few strategic ways to save energy loss from your home.
A good starting point is to look at your building’s BER which stands for “Building Energy Rating”
(This actually applies to residential and commercial premises)
Most homes fall within the C category and even a few simple changes can increase the grade of most houses and in turn the heating bill and CO2 expenditure.
BER assessors will look at specific things –
Here are just a few:
- Amount of insulation in your home (attic & Wall)
- Gas boiler performance
- Electricity equipment
- Water heating
- Housing material
- Windows & Doors (Sealed)
- House fabric & quality
*If you look at the energy requirements for each BER level you can start to make improvements to your house and the amount of energy loss*
Good Energy Practices
Also try these tips at home:
- Regular service & maintenance of heating and cooling systems
- Use cooler washing machine cycles
- Consider using the clothes dryer on lower heat or hang clothes to dry outside
- Upgrade your fridge, freezer, washing machine / dryer, hair dryer, kettle and other electric appliances
- Check for heat loss at doors and windows seal points
- Consider a smart home temperature control device
- Use more energy efficient light bulbs (and turn them off)
You could also consider applying for an SEIA grant to make your home warmer and more energy efficient here
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