Many homeowners tend to focus on the aesthetics when doing renovation works for their abodes. They spend a huge amount of money making their homes look appealing and valuable but overlook the more important aspects that are not visible to the eyes.
If you’re planning to start on an improvement project, here are some areas you need to carefully consider and prioritize.
The ceiling – Insulating your ceilings to keep the energy inside your house and not escape from the roof.
Install loft insulation within the roof space and you can be sure to keep your home comfortable and warm particularly during cold weather. Ideally, the dept of the insulation when laid out should be at least 300mm.
The walls – Apart from the ceilings, insulating the walls is another way of achieving an energy efficient home. Older homes with cavity walls often do not have insulation so you need to find out if this is the case in your home. You may hire a professional to install the insulation if you’re not the hands-on type of homeowner.
The door – Double glazing your doors will reduce heat loss a great deal. Another benefit of this step is it reduces the amount of noise that enters the house. Some homeowners even install triple glazing or argon filled gas but this option can be expensive.
The heating system – This one needs to run properly hence, regular servicing by a professional would be a good idea. Another tip is to install thermostatic valves to its radiator for individual control of temperature in each room. A timer to the boiler is also necessary.
The windows – If you have windows that face the sunlight directly, installing solar shading can help you reduce the amount of heat entering your home particularly during summer.
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Teresa is a freelance blogger, mom of two and a green advocate.