Older homes are far less energy efficient than modern properties. However if like us you live in an older property there are ways you make your home more energy efficient so don't worry. I'm going to share with you within this post things you can do that really do help.

Check your heating system
Checking your radiators when you turn them on is the first step. If they are cold on top they most likely need bleeding or if cold at the bottom than they need flushing. It's also important to get your boiler serviced regularly so if you've not done it for awhile I'd definitely get it done ASAP especially with the colder months approaching. 

Tackle draughts
Stopping heat escaping through unwanted gaps around windows and doors can save you about £20 a year. Check out my post on 5 ways to winter proof your home for ideas on how to tackle any draughts.

Swap to LED lighting 
Swapping to LED lighting is one of the cheapest and easiest things to improve your home's energy efficiency. LED lights are brighter and longer lasting 
and energy efficient as it converts more energy into light instead of heat. 

Upgrade the Insulation
There is a link between the quality of your home's insulation and its energy efficiency. Insulating not only your attic and ceilings but also floors and walls helps you to  save up to 10% on your annual energy costs. Air leaks will force heating and cooling systems to work harder and use more energy. Sealing leaks and upgrading the insulation will put a stop to the problem.

Add smart heating
If you want to go even further with your home's energy efficiency than adding a smart heating to your home is the way to go.Adding the right smart heating controls allows you to control the temperature in each room individually, meaning you’re heating less space and naturally using less energy.

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