Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency


With the recent rise in energy prices, as well as the general cost of living, it’s more important than ever to maximise the energy and thermal efficiency of your home. 

Thankfully, our customers – who have chosen to install one of our conservatories in their home or have decided to have their windows replaced with our high efficiency double glazing – have already taken the first step in the right direction. If you’re a homeowner, and you haven’t invested in our products yet, we thoroughly recommend you invest in high-quality double glazing products, such as ours. 

If you’ve already invested in our products, there are numerous other ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. In this article, we’re going to be going through some of the ways that you can make your home as energy efficient as possible. 

Stay In Control of Your Thermostat

The first (and perhaps the easiest) way of improving the thermal and energy efficiency of your home is to make sure you’re in control of your thermometer at all times. If you’re having it at the highest temperature all the time, you’re just bleeding energy.

In contrast, lowering your thermostat can have a radical effect on your heating bill. According to studies, lowering the temperature of your thermometer by as little as 2 or 3 degrees can save you as much as 15% on your electricity bills on a monthly basis. 

Run Your Washing Machine With Cold Water

While it is true that running your washing machine warmer will yield better results when dealing with tough stains, most pieces of clothing don’t require temperatures nearly as high as you’d imagine. 

Seal Your Cracks

Our next piece of advice for you is to make sure that all your seals to the outside world – the space where your window meets the frame, the place where your doors meet its frame, any wiring that goes to the outside of your home – is properly insulated. These places are infamous for losing heat.

As such, you should make sure to properly insulate these areas. There are many ways that you can accomplish this; however, the easiest is probably using a bead of silicone caulk over any cracks or empty spaces. 

Installing a Smart Metre

Installing a Smart Metre is a great idea for anyone looking to monitor their spending. Doing so will ensure that you can keep in control of your spending and electricity. By having this information, you can learn to mitigate your spending, thereby increasing your energy efficiency. 

Replace Incandescent Bulbs

Traditional incandescent bulbs work via a simple process which involves tungsten wire. This tungsten wire sits within a sealed glass light bulb which has been filled with an inert gas – commonly Argon or Xenon. The tungsten wire is super-heated (by way of an electrical charge) until it glows. This process creates visible, useable light. 

While incandescent bulbs have a relatively simple mechanism, they are a notorious energy vampire. Because of this inefficiency, it’s a great idea to replace any incandescent bulbs you may have in your home with LEDs. 

Quite frankly, incandescent bulbs are technology from over 100 years ago. Indeed, manufacturers stopped producing traditional incandescent bulbs in 40, 60 and 75 watt strengths in 2014. They are not energy efficient, they fail relatively quickly, and the light they put out heavily favours the red side of the visible light spectrum. In contrast, LEDs are incredibly energy efficient, 

Have Salop Glass Windows Installed In Your Home Today

As we previously mentioned, one great way of increasing the energy efficiency of your home is by having a high-quality double-glazing solution installed in your home. Our energy saving windows and doors have been designed to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

We operate across Shropshire, including in Shrewsbury and Telford. If you have any questions – whether it’s about installing double glazing in Shrewsbury or modifying existing conservatories in Shrewsbury – get in touch with Salop Glass. 

We’re always happy to hear from our customers and answer any questions they may have.