If you live in a period property, chances are that it could do with some work when it comes to its energy efficiency.
There are a host of changes you can make around your property that could help to lower your energy bills and that will mean any improvement projects you undertake will pay for themselves.
A recent article for Open Access Government made a number of energy saving suggestions, some of which are simple swaps and others that will require a bit more work at your home.
Simple steps include switching to LED light bulbs, which can cost as little as £1.71 to run each year, making sure all your standby appliances are turned off when they’re not in use, and washing clothes at 30 degrees C rather than 40 degrees C.
Larger projects include installing new double glazing. But if you have sash windows, you may be wondering how best to replace your glazing without ruining the character of your home.
The answer can come from bespoke box sash windows, which look just as stunning as the originals but have many more energy-saving properties. One thing worth bearing in mind is that wood is naturally insulating, so any window frames made from wood will help reduce the energy you lose from your home.
Another large project to explore is cavity wall insulation. The website notes that if your home was constructed before the 1990s, this is a good option to look into. Heat escapes through the walls quickly when it’s cold outside if they’re not insulated, so introducing insulation could be a great way to lower your heating bills.