It seems we are not the only ones that are struggling to keep our energy bills down and heat inside .. and we all know replacing the doors and windows would be the ultimate end result and after looking at the Energy Saving Trusts website its clear that the cost of insulating is a very important one (Figures from their website show changing doors and windows from single to double glazing and the savings within a year:)
England, Scotland and Wales
|Energy rating||Detached||Semi detached||Mid terrace||Bungalow||Flat|
|A rated||£130 – £175||£90 – £120||£80 – £105||£60 – £80||£50 – £65|
|B rated||£120 – £160||£80 – £110||£70 – £95||£50 – £70||£40 – £60|
|C rated||£120 – £150||£80 – £105||£70 – £90||£50 – £65||£45 – £55|
These savings are for typical gas-heated homes.
However for us even if we had new windows we would still be super keen on using products in the home that cuts down our energy bills anyway as our hard-earned cash is far better in our pockets than elsewhere surely?!
Since I am always on the lookout to find products that are economical on the environment and purse and I have come up with some ideas on this Pintrest board below that have a range of price tags attached to them from a few pounds to the full refit:
For me however on year 5 of condensation and drafts I loving the blinds from Duette which are claimed to reduce heat loss by 46% with their unique honeycombed design! and since 50% of heat lost in a home is from the windows (even with some double glazing fitted) finding something stylish and being a purse polisher not purse pincher may be just be the way to go for us.
Don’t tell Ollie (hubs) I have also found insulating paints that may just help too … although that might just be an excuse to do a redecorate ..