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8 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

By Evette Garside @evette77

With the rising cost of electric bills, most of us happily welcome any tips on how we can reduce our energy use and pay less on our bills. Below are a few useful tips on how to bring down energy bills and also reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

8 Ways to make your home more energy efficient

1 - Switch to a Cheaper Tariff - If you have been with the same supplier and on the same tariff for years; then it's perhaps time to shop around for a cheaper and better tariff. There are many comparison sites online where you can input your details and receive many quotes. This has saved many people hundreds of pounds. Many companies also offer a green energy tariff which means energy is then contributed via renewable sources to the grid.

5 - Invest in better doors - Invest in better doors - If your home feels dra ty and always cold, your doors may be the culprit. Both internal and external doors can be the cause of drafts and cold air seeping in, thus increasing the need to stick the heating on much more. When choosing a composite door many features can be added to suit the style of your home. This type of door is made with high weather resistant features, triple glazed glass and other high technology features.

6 - Insulate cavity walls - Uninsulated walls, usually found in older homes are a big cause of heat loss. Filling the walls will save a few hundred pounds each year. The initial cost is around £350 upwards but may be funded for free or low cost for those on certain benefits.

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