What is Home Energy Efficiency?
With energy prices increasing in excess of 50% in just 5 years, all homeowners are now having to look at new, more energy efficient methods to offset the hikes*. But what exactly is home energy efficiency?
Home energy efficiency is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a more comfortable temperature.
Not all homes are equal when it comes to energy efficiency. New homes are lucky to benefit from the advancement in technologies but many UK households are left out in the cold when it comes to saving energy. We’ve created a helpful interactive diagram above to show where heat is escaping from your home, therefore wasting heat that you have to pay for.
Ensuring that heat loss from your home is minimised can help you to use energy more efficiently. Upgrading to A rated windows or energy-efficient doors can help reduce heat loss, whilst minimising external noise and internal condensation on window panes.
Being proactive and choosing the right products to counter heat loss can help make dramatic savings to your energy bills – the image below demonstrates the incredible difference before and after installing an energy efficient door.