A Few very cost efficient Energy Saving Tips…

Loft Insulation: Topping up the insulation in your loft to around 270mm (10 inches) (uncompressed – not squashed down to 4 inches with flooring)) is the most cost effective energy saving measure you can make to your home. This could save you up to £150 per year if your loft isn’t insulated

Lighting: Most of the older light bulbs now have a low energy equivalent light bulb available. As well as the regular energy saving bulbs which are known as compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs, you can now get LED spotlights that are bright enough to replace your old halogen bulbs. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and fittings. If you were to replace all of your old-fashioned bulbs with CFLs, and all of your halogens with LEDs, it would cost about £150 and would save about £40 per year.

Cavity wall insulation : If your home was built after 1930 the chances are that the external walls are cavity walls made of two layers of brick with a cavity between. Filling that cavity with insulation, keeps the heat in your home and helps save energy. The average installation cost for cavity wall insulation is between £450 and £700 and can save up to £170 a year. This measure could pay for itself in 3 or 4 years.

If you have any queries or would like further information or clarification on any building issues, please feel free to get in touch. Tel: 07702 332 333 or Email: philip@acebuildingsurveys.co.uk


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