As 2022 has now settled in and British households are feeling the pressure of their energy bills going up, every media outlet has that topic on their agenda.
One of the recent stories that reached the public is that of two energy companies making a public apology because they advised people to layer up, cuddle their pets and do some exercise to keep warm.
However, it’s not the consumers that have caused the current energy crisis, the primary reason is the sudden surge in gas prices. Individual homes are affected differently. One main distinction that will separate some houses from the rest is how efficient the building is at keeping the heat in.
For example, two homes are in the same climate and are 15 miles apart. One was built in 1960 and the other in 2015. The house built in the 60s consumed three times more gas than the one built in 2015. Why is that?
Nowadays, it’s standard new-build properties to have had insulation installed, which can increase your energy efficiency rating.
According to research conducted by the Office for National Statistics, there is a significant disparity between British households as 60% of homes have poor energy efficiency ratings (bands F & G).
With energy bills expected to stay high for a few years, it’s even more important for the government to continue offering the public different schemes to improve their energy efficiency rating. Installing external wall insulation is one of the most common solutions to reducing heat loss and improving the thermal performance of a building.
For the next half of winter, there are a few simple tricks that can help you reduce your energy bills.
- Switch off electrical appliances that are on standby
- Draught-proof windows and doors
- Avoid your tumble dryer and use your washing machine on a 30- or 40-degree cycle
- Make sure you turn off your lights when you leave
- Insulate your hot water cylinder
For a long-term solution, invest in external wall insulation. If you’d like to learn more about how installing external wall insulation can benefit your home, don’t hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.