According to GTSE, searchers for more insulation have seen a 112 percent increase in the past 12 months. It comes as many look for alternative ways to retain the heat in their home, without spending a fortune on heating. With energy-saving hacks starting from as little as £3, there are many options to help improve the efficiency of your home and lower expensive bills.
One way to help the heating flow around the home is to invest in a good quality boiler.
Experts at GTSE said: “Although investing in an energy efficient boiler can be very costly if it’s something you can afford to do to your home it is more than worth doing.
“Installing an A-rated boiler can save you about £315 every year, meaning that a boiler costing £800 to £1,000 will have basically paid for itself within just two and a half years.”
If investing in a good quality boiler, it is then essential to make sure radiators are doing their job properly.
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According to GTSE, windows account for a whopping 25 percent of heat loss in the home, meaning they should be a priority to look at when it comes to insulating the home.
The experts explained: “It’s important to ensure you insulate every part of your home from the attic to the windows, to the walls, doors and floors.
“There are also some easy hacks to help you insulate your home from as little as £3.
“Beyond opting for double glazing, you can buy window insulation kits for £3 which can help as an easy, simple way to keep more heat inside and those bills down.”
Although it may sound simple, drawing curtains in the winter can help to retain heat.
However, it is usually thick curtains which work better, costing around £50.
According to researchers at the University of Salford, drawing your curtains in the evening reduces heat loss by up to 17 percent.
The experts added: “You can further this by choosing to use electrical tape to secure your curtains to the wall. Although this seems like more of a drastic measure, it can increase heat loss prevention up to 25 percent by preventing cold air from the windows coming around the curtains.”
Draft-proofing the home may also be useful, including using a spray foam, which acts as an air sealant as well as an insulator.
Insulation tape is also another way to reinforce airtight windows and it simply sticks to the frame, making it super easy to use.
Commenting on the tips, Tom Armenante, E-commerce Director from GTSE, said: “Energy bills have reached an all-time high, and to no surprise, the majority of us are on the look out for ways to help save money on costly bills.
“Even more so as the cold winter months set in.
“We hope these tips provide some inspiration on just some of the ways homeowners can look to make their homes more efficient, with plenty of budget-friendly options also available to keep the warm in and the cold out.”