Energy saving measures
If you want to improve the warmth, comfort and energy performance of your home, there is a wide range of energy saving improvements that you could potentially have installed in your home. Please see below for some ideas.
Contact the Energy at Home Advice Service to discuss which improvements may be most suitable for your home, to find potential installers, and to find out if you may be able to get any grant funding to help towards the cost of installation.
Room in roof insulation
If your loft has been converted into a habitable living space, then you may benefit from room in roof insulation, which fits in the space between the roof, and the walls and ceiling of the room
External solid wall insulation
External solid wall insulation works by adding a thermal layer of material to the exterior walls. Insulating these walls keeps the warmth in the house for longer and makes homes more comfortable and cheaper to heat.
A quarter of a home’s heat is lost through the roof, which is why loft insulation makes such a difference. Even if you have some insulation in your loft you may need a top-up.
Internal solid wall insulation
Internal solid wall insulation works by adding a thermal layer of material to the existing internal wall. This may be a good option if you cannot do external wall insulation.
Cavity wall insulation
Today’s central heating boilers are much better than the old ones. They can heat water more efficiently, meaning they use less gas or oil to do the same job. New efficient electric storage heaters are also available through the scheme.
Renewable energy technologies
Insulating your cavity walls is a simple and effective way to reduce your heating bills.
Windows and external doors
On average, properties with single glazing lose 10% of their heat through windows and doors. Installing energy efficient glazing will reduce this heat loss, keep the home warmer and reduce heating bills while also reducing noise from outside.
Renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels (PV), solar thermal, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers are also available through the Energy at Home scheme.