There are several ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home in Scotland. By doing this you will save on your energy bills monthly. Areas that can be worked on create a more energy efficient home are insulation, lighting and heating. By insulating your home using our insulation services it will automatically keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. You can save 35-50% on your heating bills if you insulate your loft, walls or underfloors. By buying energy efficient lightbulbs you will also use less power in your home and your electricity bill will work out cheaper. When it comes to heating our boiler services team in Scotland can install an eco-boiler for your home free of charge or with a small contribution fee. If you are a homeowner and have access to a government grant, our team can install a brand new eco-boiler free of charge after you have installed underfloor insulation. By concentrating on these home improvement areas in your home you will be working towards a more energy efficient home, saving money on household energy bills. By doing so you are also making an environmentally-conscious decision to be more energy efficient.
Installing insulation in your home creates a more energy efficient environment
A well-insulated home makes a difference to the temperature and the energy efficiency of your home. It will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer saving on your air-conditioning bills. Our insulation services team will assess your home and you can decide where you want your insulation, be it your walls, underfloors or loft. If you are considering getting an eco-boiler on a government grant our boiler services team in Scotland will install it for you.
Adding thermal shades on your windows helps save on energy bills. They will keep out the sun in winter and retain heat in winter. If you seal the windows and add draft guards on the outside of the doors reduces energy loss. Insulated homes are warmer and more welcoming and the fact that the insulation saves money on heating bills is an added benefit. These home improvement ideas will benefit you in the long run.
Having energy efficient lighting in your house adds to overall energy efficiency in your home
Lighting in your home accounts for up to 15% of energy use, so it’s a good idea to consider the energy efficient options available. Normally, this means changing your lightbulbs to LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes). These lightbulbs have evolved with time and have different brightness and colour options. LEDs are able to fit into almost any fitting. While halogen bulbs were phased out in the European Union reforms in 2018. If you have a new fitting installed they must also be energy efficient. The electrician fitting your lighting will advise you on fittings suited to your home. Working on your lighting to be more energy efficient as a home improvement idea is worthwhile.
Installing an eco-boiler in your home and having more energy efficient heating will contribute to overall energy efficiency in your home
The government has instigated the Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO) in an effort to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Government grants for heating are available in Scotland. To make use of our boiler services, you need to be a home-owner, be on a benefit scheme and then upgrade the energy efficiency of your home. Firstly, you need to insulate your underfloors using our insulation services, then you can have a free combi-boiler installed by our boiler services team in Scotland.
What you need to get a free eco-boiler installed
Your boiler must be 4 years old if it’s a regular boiler and 6 years old if it’s a combi-boiler. Our boiler services team will do a free energy assessment of your household. This is to make sure your new eco-boiler will reduce your household energy bills. You will need to have access to a government grant for heating systems. Getting an eco-boiler is a good home improvement idea.
By working on your insulation, lighting and heating you will achieve a more energy efficient home An insulated home helps regulate the interior temperature. If you insulate your underfloors, walls or loft you will create a more energy efficient home and save up to 50% on your energy bills. This is a big saving. Your home will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer saving on both heating and air conditioning bills. By buying LEDs and installing energy efficient fittings in your home you will be cutting costs on your electricity bills and having a more eco-friendly home. Installing an eco-boiler once you have insulated your underfloors through your government heating grant will increase the energy efficiency of your home. These three home improvement ideas will create a more energy efficient home for you and your family, help you save on energy bills and will mean you have a more eco-friendly home