With winter on the way, the nights drawing in and the temperatures starting to drop, it’s little wonder that many of us are thinking about ways to make our homes more energy efficient during the colder months of the year.
There are a host of energy saving measures you can take, but one expert believes that it’s better to plan a phased retrofit of your home, rather than trying to tackle everything in one go.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Brendan O’Connor, architect at Abode Designs, explained that making a property airtight is an important part of improving its energy efficiency, but often one that’s overlooked.
This can be costly, he said, but added that it’s more than worth it when it comes to the savings you make in the long term. Planning your energy efficiency works is essential though, to ensure you don’t have to redo things because you tackled jobs in the wrong order.
If you’re looking for a few quick fixes, he recommends looking for ways to reduce drafts in your property, such as by sealing open chimneys and by draft proofing windows and doors.
Last month, ABC Money highlighted the importance of draft proofing your sash windows if you live in a period property. According to the publication, this simple act could reduce energy consumption by as much as £25 per window.
To get the highest quality finish and the assurance of draft-free windows, consider visiting a specialist to have bespoke box sash windows made for your home.