8 Simple Energy Saving Tips
Save energy and costs immediately by following some of our handy tips. SAC are always on hand to provide you with the information you need to to better heat your home and improve efficiency.
Around 30% of the heat loss from a property is through the roof. Replace any old insulation with new insulation, preferably of around 200mm thickness or more.
Single glazed windows, particularly those with steel frames, can lose a great deal of heat. Consideration should be given to replacement with PVCu or wooden
framed double glazed units.
Lined curtains, or the heavier full length curtains, can provide excellent insulation. However, always ensure that the curtains do not drape over radiators.
Try to ensure that draughts around doors, windows, letterboxes and keyholes etc., are reduced by using a suitable draught excluder. WARNING – Do not block or seal any air vents that are installed to ensure the central heating boiler operates safely.
Reducing the setting of the room thermostat by 1°C can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%.
New Control Systems
Upgrade your heating control system with the latest equipment available. The minimum level of control for a combi boiler or fully pumped system is a programmer, interlocking room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves. Speak to SAC for advice today.
If radiators are fitted on an outside wall, fitting reflective foil paper to the wall behind the radiator will reduce heat loss through the wall behind the radiator.
The addition of solar water heating panels to your system could provide up to 70% of your annual hot water requirements from a renewable and free energy sources. SAC can advise you today how to utilise the power of the Sun!
Contact S.A.C. Heating & Plumbing now for more information, or for a free no-obligation quote :
01255 831719 (Office) / 07860 684045 (Mobile 24hrs)