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Updates That Will Allow You To Make Your Home As Energy Efficient As Possible

Updates That Will Allow You To Make Your Home As Energy Efficient As Possible

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The chances are that your home could be more energy efficient than it already is, that is unless you built your home from scratch and designed it as an eco home. However, if your home is using slightly too much energy, then now is the perfect time to change that. Believe it or not, there are plenty of small updates that can make your home a more energy efficient place. There are also bigger and more costly updates that you could implement, but if your budget is small, it’s best to stick to smaller and less pricey updates.

So with that in mind, below are some examples of updates that will allow you to make your home as energy efficient as possible, without overspending.

Upgrade your windows

Windows are one of the most common sources of energy wastage, so it’s important to ensure that your windows are as up to date as possible in terms of being energy efficient. Obviously, the best thing that you can do is ensure that you have double glazed windows fitted, but that’s not all. To prevent heat from escaping, winter window film insulation is something that’s worth considering doing. Because by having window films added to your windows, you could reduce your energy costs – both in summer and winter, by a good amount. If you can feel a draught around your windows, consider using a semi-permanent sealant to seal them up. This will prevent cold air from coming in and heat from escaping. Another option for preventing heat loss is to add heavy curtains to the window frame.

Go smart

Believe it or not, turning your home into a smart home doesn’t have to be as expensive or time-consuming as you would think. The best way to go about it is to make the change slowly, start with a smart thermostat and then over time swap your home’s other appliances for smart ones. Not only are smart appliances easy to use and manage, but they are also able to help you cut energy costs and spend less on energy bills.

Be greener

A great way to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible is to go greener. The more eco-friendly your home is, the more likely it is that you will need to use less energy. Going green doesn’t have to mean big changes or investments, such as having solar panels installed, it can mean making small changes, such as switching your light bulbs for ones that use lower amounts of energy and last longer. Or, it could mean opting to have showers instead of baths, thus saving water and using less energy. There are plenty of ways that you can make your home greener; it’s just a case of getting to grips with what the options are and implementing them.

So there you have it, a guide to all the best home updates for ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible. Take the above advice on board, implement it, and you can make sure that your property uses as little energy as possible.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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