Whether you’re constructing a new home from scratch or carrying out renovations on an existing property, there’s no denying that incorporating energy efficient design principles into your build yields a variety of benefits. Not only is it more sustainable and better for the planet, reducing your energy use can also help you save big on your power bills in the months and years ahead.
Not sure where to get started? Here are three key things to keep in mind when building an energy efficient home:
- Invest in Quality Roof, Wall and Floor Insulation
It’s estimated that about 25 percent of heat disappears through the roof in an uninsulated house, according to independent group Energy Saving Trust. With this in mind, one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home is to invest in quality insulation and install it in strategic locations. Being able to minimise heat loss through the walls, floors and roof allows you to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without relying on power hungry electrical heating systems.
Here at SuperFOIL Insulation, we’re proud to offer industry leading multi foil insulation that can play a key role in keeping your family warm, reducing your electricity costs and improving the energy efficiency of your home.
- Maximise Natural Heat and Light
Another great way to create a more energy efficient home is to consider how you can make the most of Mother Nature. For example, if you’re building a new home, it’s important to consider the location and orientation of your property so that you can use the sun’s natural rays to light and heat your home.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to get more efficiency out of your existing home, think about how your design choices impact the amount of natural sunlight your indoor spaces receive. Repositioning furniture, trimming nearby trees and getting creative with mirror positioning are all easy ways you can bring more natural light and warmth into your life.
- Do Your Best to Eliminate Draughts
Many older properties in the UK are notorious for being draughty due to being poorly sealed. Over time, small cracks and holes can develop in parts of your home – particularly around windows and doors – which create chilly breezes while allowing warm air to escape. As you might imagine, this is disastrous for your home’s energy efficiency!
The good news is that this is usually a relatively simple issue to resolve. Take a good look around the joints and vents of your property and use an appropriate sealant to close up any gaps you might find. By making your home as airtight as reasonably possible, you’ll be better able to reduce your energy consumption and keep your power bill low.
Made from 40 percent recycled materials and with a life expectancy of more than 50 years, our multi foil insulation is the number one choice for anyone in the market for high performance insulation. Give us a call today on 01636 639 900 to find out more.