Energy efficiency should be your primary goal in preparation for the winter months. You will need all the interior warmth you can get during the cold months. Aside from keeping you and your family members warm during winter, it can equally save the environment.
Furthermore, energy efficiency can save your pocket from pointless leakage by reducing energy cost, especially during the winter months. Energy efficiency effort does not have to involve heavy machinery and installations; those simple things that may seem not to matter can go a long way in saving your home, your pocket and the environment.
Seal your attic
This is the first thing to do to improve the energy efficiency in your home. Air sealing of your attic can help keep the air outside from entering the house and also prevent the air inside from getting out. Aside from air sealing the attic, you can also carry out the same process on your walls and ceilings. You can use either stripping or caulking to ensure that the windows and doors are sealed properly. Consequently, air leak and cold drafts will be prevented and the air within the home will be kept warm during the cold months of winter. The attic sealing you have done above is not only useful during the winter; it can equally keep the cool air in the home interior from escaping, as well as prevent the warm air from the exterior from gaining entrance into the home interior.
Heat loss can equally occur through the window, which is the reason why window revamping can increase the warmth in the home during the winter months. You may need to replace the aluminum frames on the window with a vinyl frame. The aluminum frame can allow heat to escape from the home, unlike vinyl frames that can keep the heat boxed up in the interior.
Additionally, you can install multiple window panes. An excellent example of this is the double or triple-paned windows filled with argon gas. It is equally effective in keeping the warm hair trapped within the interior; this is because the argon can function as an effective insulator.
Furthermore, you can tint the windows to make further the home interior feel warm. Tinted windows may not look especially attractive, but they can fulfill the intended purpose. If you do not like the idea of defacing your front windows, you can restrict the tainting to your back windows.
Opening the blinds too can make the home interior feel warmer than before. Opening the blind during the summer can let in some sunlight, which can get heat trapped in the home interior. You can even switch off the light while allowing the natural light from the sun to lit up the interior
What about energy Star-rated replacement? It has proved to be one of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient options to keep the home warm during the winter months.
Many of the strategies described above are simple things you can do by yourself. However, you can contact Plumber & Heating Engineers to help out with any of the processes.
Replace old appliances
Replacing the old appliances in your home can equally make the place feel warmer than before. For one, you can replace your bathroom fitters to new ones if they are already rusty. Studies have shown that old appliances are not as energy-efficient as new appliances aside from saving energy; this can equally lower your electricity bill a great deal.
Aside from your bathroom fitters, you should also consider changing other items in the home like the furnace, water heater, dryer, and washer, as well as any other kitchen appliance that has become too old. If you want to change bathroom fitters in Bishops Stortford, make sure you properly research the various features and models and go for one that is energy efficient among them so that you can get top value for your money. You should look out for those appliances labeled as "Energy Star Certified"; they can be trusted for energy efficiency. Many of the plumbers and heating engineers operating in Bishops can equally be trusted for direction on which brand to buy.
Keep your water heater warm always
Make sure the water heater is kept warm between the range of 120 and 140 degrees. The latest brands of water heaters can turn the temperature down to 140 if the temperature is adjusted beyond that by the end user.
The hot water line should be insulated to ensure they do not cool off too quickly after initial use. Also, you should install-on-demand hot water circulating loops.
The points mentioned above are just perfect for keeping the home interior warm and making it energy efficient. You can contact any of the plumbers & heating engineers out there for helpful guidance or aid if you ever face any challenge while carrying out any of the process described above.