Green at Home is easier than you think...
When you are trying to cut down on living costs, energy in your home is one of the first things you should look at. There are many ways that your home may be losing energy without you even knowing about it. Here are a few places to begin looking in your quest to save energy costs.
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1. Air Leaks through Walls
Air leaks account for the majority of unintended energy loss in homes. The main culprit is generally loss through walls and gaps around doors and windows. If you are losing heat through your walls, consider insulating them. Cavity walls, which most homes after the 1930s are, can have insulating material put in between them fairly easily. This is the easiest way.
If your home has solid walls, it will be a little more difficult, but it can still be done. In this case, you can choose whether to insulate the walls internally or externally. Most windows do not lose heat to the extent that you would think, but it is still important in the overall picture.
2. Uninsulated Roofs
Uninsulated roofs can account for around 25% of heat and energy loss. Use loft insulation to correct this problem. How you insulate the roof depends on whether you are trying to keep it warm or cool inside your home. You can do this by yourself, or hire professionals if you simply don’t have the time.
3. Leaving Windows and Doors Open
You may have heard your parents say, “Stop heating the neighbourhood” whenever you left the door open too long while growing up. You may have found this annoying, but is there any truth in it? It turns out that open doors do cause home energy loss, and this is because of the air rushing in, which then has to be adjusted by your heating or cooling system.
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