Steps to improve energy efficiency at home

Improving energy efficiency can help the environment and your wallet. There are many steps you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. By implementing changes to your home you will be saving energy and money. So, in turn, will be helping the environment.

If you don’t know what to do to improve energy-efficiency, here are some ideas to help you transition into having a greener household.

Consider Replacing Your Windows

Old windows can cause you to lose heat throughout the winter months and cool air during the summer months. Old single or double pane windows aren’t generally very energy efficient. This can be expensive when it comes to energy costs throughout the year.

Casement Windows are a far superior and more energy-efficient glazing option. Helping you save money on heating your home. Our unique Triple Glazed Casement windows are known to be up to 35% more efficient than traditional double-glazed units.

Installing A New Front Door

Adding an improved front or side door can give you an extra layer of protection from the cold weather. Our double glazed doors typically have low thermal emissivity glass or a protective coating. This can help reduce energy loss by up to 50%. New doors nowadays can last between 25 and 50 years due to them being free from drafts, more thermally sound and highly weather durable. Making it an excellent investment for your home.

Perform an Energy Audit

It may be worth hiring a professional energy auditor to locate the areas that your home is least energy efficient. 

Consider hiring a professional energy auditor to locate the inefficiencies and trace the highest areas of energy loss within your home. Energy auditors are specially trained and equipped with the tools and know-how to help pin-point and evaluate possible energy savings opportunities.  In turn identifying specific areas of your home that need improvement.

Everyone should be able to find at least one or two things on this list to do to make your home greener.

Get in touch with 1st Homes today to discuss your need to improve energy efficiency.

Categories: Energy Efficient Windows, Residential