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Make your home more energy efficient

With bills rising, everyone is worried about energy costs these days. But did you know there are some simple, straight forward changes that you can make around your home to make it more energy efficient and cut your bills?

Here are a few suggestions:

Have a light bulb moment

Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light emitting diodes (LED) are more energy efficient than traditional and halogen lightbulbs.

LED bulbs may initially cost a little more, but in the long term they are more energy efficient and last longer so are worth it.

Another good idea is to make a habit of switching off the lights when you leave a room. And train the rest of the family to do so as well!

Draught proof your home

Window and door draught excluders are an easy and inexpensive way of ensuring you are not letting cold air in and wasting too much heat.

If you have an open fireplace that is not used, you are likely letting in draughts down the flue. Chimney draught excluders are easy to fit and could help.

Take control

Heating controls help to manage our home heating systems. They allow you to set automatic “on and off” schedules as well as increase and decrease the temperature the system is set to. They are a great way to ensure you are in charge of how much you are spending on your heating.

Installing heating controls is usually a simple task and disruption free.

Give your home an MOT

Did you know you can arrange for a domestic energy assessor (DEA) to visit your property and provide an energy efficiency rating for your home? This could give you useful advice on how to reduce the amount of energy you use at home , including the typical cost and advice on available grants. Find out more about DEAs and how much they cost at the link below.

Taken for granted

Want to make energy saving improvements to your home? It is always worth checking available grants and schemes that you may be able to apply for.

Information on available grants to Ealing residents can be found on the website.
Find more energy saving tips, information on grants and retrofit assessments

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