Energy Saving Tips to Consider When Renovating Your Home

If you’re looking to lower your monthly energy bills, you may want to consider renovating your home. The changes you make could pay off in the long run:  experts have found that by installing new windows and doors, you can save up to £2800 per year on your energy bills, whilst also boosting a property’s value by as much as 10%. Here are some tips for making sure any renovations you do will also be efficient and effective when it comes to saving money on your utility bills.



Take a look at your doors

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Take a look at your at doors: they should be weather-stripped and insulated to keep cold air out in winter and hot  air in summer; they should also have good seals around all their edges so they don't leak heat through gaps at night  when temperatures drop outside (this will also help keep noise from getting inside).


When you’re looking at the energy efficiency of your home, don’t forget to look at doors. Hey are a significant  source of heat loss and can cost you hundreds of pounds per year in wasted energy costs.

If you’re planning on replacing your current door, consider investing in one made with composite materials instead of wood- they’re stronger and more durable than their traditional counterparts, which means they’ll last longer too! Look for triple-pane glass as well as low thermal conductivity on any new doors that go into your home’s renovation project.




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Don't forget your windows!

The biggest area for heat loss within a home is generally via the windows, so these should definitely not be overlooked. When buying new windows, it is important to consider how much energy these windows will save you in the long run. I f you’re planning on installing new windows in your home and want to make sure they’re as energy efficient as possible, look for ones with low-e coatings and triple panes that are high R-value (meaning they insulate well. These features will help keep our heat during winter months and cool air in during summer months.
Newer models are also better at keeping out sound- a big plus if you have kids that like to play music or watch television loud at night!


If possible, install double glazing for better insulation properties as well as acoustic performance throughout the year--windows are often overlooked when renovating homes but this is an important step towards reducing energy consumption!




So, what does this mean for you?

First of all, we hope it makes you feel good about the work you’re doing to improve your home. Second of all, if you’ve been thinking about renovating or adding on new features to make your home more efficient- like new windows, now is the time. Don’t hesitate any longer and give us a call today.


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