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What is Energy Efficiency? Energy Efficiency Explained

The chances are that you’ve heard about the rising cost of energy. In these times of caps and increased bills, it has never been more important to be savvy with your energy usage.

The country is currently experiencing an energy crisis as a result of the rise in wholesale gas prices, but all is not lost. We can all contribute to lowering the cost of our energy bills by using energy more wisely.

Using less energy to accomplish the same work or get the same result is the definition of energy efficiency. The best strategy to reduce our energy costs and protect the environment is to increase our own energy efficiency. Energy efficient buildings use less energy to create things, while energy efficient households require less energy to heat.

Energy efficiency, also known as thermal efficiency or thermal retentiveness in the home improvement industry, helps local communities, saves money, eases the load on the electric grid, and helps to preserve the environment.

Many households in the UK use much more energy than is necessary. This generates an excess of costs due to waste and inefficient use.

It has been predicted that an astounding 22 million UK families may experience new energy price increases four times a year. The annual hike in average bills of 54% didn’t occur until April 1. Natural gas, which is currently constrained due the Russia-Ukraine conflict, is largely to blame for the growing cost of energy.

What You Can Do?

The most effective strategy to combat the rising price of energy is to make your home as energy efficient as possible. Installing contemporary, thermally efficient windows will help you achieve this. Old timber and even older uPVC profiles are less effective at keeping warmth inside of your home, requiring you to use more central heating to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Albion Windows install highly energy efficient windows. Because we utilise premium materials and advanced double glazing methods, our windows stand out from those of our competitors. The glazing we employ significantly reduces the amount of heat that can escape your home, with glazing panels separated by a 28mm layer of Argon gas. Our door products also utilise the same glazing.

Do you worry about how much it will cost to install new, energy efficient windows? We are providing completely free, no obligation quotes. We really want to support you in making wise, energy-saving choices.

What Else Can You Do?

We’re sincere about wanting to help our customers make smart decisions about making their home more energy efficient. That’s why we have put the following list of tips together:

  • Lowering the temperature on your thermostat by as little as 2 degrees could save you over £150 over 12 months.
  • Using a washing up bowl when doing the dishes and reducing your shower time by a single minute will help you save lots of water over a year.
  • Washing clothes at a cooler temperature, like 30 degrees, will lower your energy usage. Always aim to fill up your machine, as half loads use the same amount of energy!
  • Avoid using appliances between 6 and 9 o’clock in the evening. During this time, peaking around 8 o’clock, the majority of people use electricity from the national grid.
  • By lining your letterbox and installing draught excluders, you can reduce the likelihood of draughts in your home.

Still unsure about the best way to make your home more energy efficient? Contact a member of our team today for more support!

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