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Whether you’re a national house builder looking to appeal to more environmentally conscious house buyers, or simply wanting to reduce your energy consumption within your own home, we’re here to lend a hand!

To help you reduce your energy consumption (also those high energy bills!) and become more sustainable, we’re exploring all of the different options currently available on the market. We'll take a look at both traditional methods and more innovative approaches, such as mechanical heat recovery ventilation systems.

Traditional methods to reduce energy consumption

Double or triple glazed windows

Thanks to its insulating properties of gas (which is in between your windows!), having double or even triple glazed glass in windows and doors will instantly minimise heat loss during winter and heat ingress during summer, reducing your energy bills.

Loft insulation

Approximately a quarter of all heat in a home is lost through the roof of an uninsulated or poorly insulated home. Having effective insulation (check out our sister company, SuperFOIL!) will substantially reduce heat loss and bills.

Draught excluders

Draught excluders are a relatively inexpensive way to help keep out cold draughts, while keeping warm air inside your home. The most common place for these is around your front and rear doors, although some households will have window draught excluders too. Over time, these can become flattened or broken so it’s worth checking if yours can be upgraded.

Cavity wall insulation

Cavity wall insulation is the insulating material that is within the cavity of your property (i.e. the space between the inner and outer walls). The insulation works by trapping warm air while preventing air from circling around the cavity. This can help keep a home warm in winter and cool in summer by preventing heat from making it through the walls.

Thick curtains

Thicker curtains can prevent heat loss through the windows and close off any draughts. Energy efficient curtains (or thermal/insulated curtains) are thick, heavy curtains containing a layer of acrylic foam to provide additional insulation benefits. Thermal curtains can help to prevent heat and air from escaping (or entering from outside) around your windows. 

Smart thermostats

Smart thermostats are an efficient way to control your heating; many of them will allow you to change your heating temperatures remotely or they can adapt to your routine, meaning that your house isn’t being heated while you’re out.

Radiator reflective panels

Radiator reflective panels, such as SuperFOIL Radpacks, use reflective material to encourage heat to come back into the room, rather than being lost through walls behind the radiator.

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Although these methods help to prevent heat loss, they also prevent air circulation

While all of the above methods are effective in retaining heat and reducing heat loss, they unfortunately also can prevent good ventilation. Newly-built homes can be particularly susceptible to poor air circulation, as they are typically very airtight and highly efficient in retaining heat.

Now that we’re seeing more and more homes become more airtight, this creates a need for improved ventilation. Without this, many problems may arise, including condensation, damp, mould, allergens such as pollen and general poor indoor air quality.

So with this in mind, what if we told you that we can provide effective, energy efficient ventilation in your home AND reduce your energy bills….

Mechanical ventilation will help you to save energy

Our energy efficient Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems will not only ensure that you have a fresh stream of filtered air within your home 24/7, but will also contribute to reducing the heating and cooling demands of your home - meaning you’ll save money too.

MVHR works by removing polluted air from your property and replacing it with filtered air. Not only does it ensure that you have a fresh stream of air within your home 24/7, the heat recovery element of the system uses the warmth of the extracted air to heat up the inbound air. This means that not only are you reducing your heating bills, you’re also helping the environment by not using that extra energy to heat up your home!

Whether you’re familiar with MVHR systems, or completely new to the concept, our team of experts are on hand to assist in any way they can. Get in touch today for simple queries, no-obligation quotations or technical advice.

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