There’s nothing quite like the sense of adventure and possibility that comes with moving into a new home. Unfortunately, while moving can be exciting, it can also be very expensive. What’s more, when you move into your new home, you could be spending way more than you did in your old home. Especially when it comes to your energy bills. Not a lot of people know this, but new movers often pay over the odds for their gas and electricity.
The right insulation, and a few other tricks, can help you to save money on energy bills in your new home, as well as making you happier, healthier and more comfortable. Want to know more? Let’s take a closer look.
The right energy plan can make all the difference
Updating your home’s insulation can save you over £300 on your energy bill every year. But according to the energy experts at Switch-Plan, these savings can be enhanced even further by switching to a better energy plan. Especially when . When you move into a new property, you’re automatically placed on what’s known as a ‘deemed contract’ with the property’s incumbent supplier. So whether you like it or not, you have to use the same supplier as the previous occupant when you move in. What’s more, under a deemed contract, you’re automatically placed on the standard variable tariff. Which is likely to be their most expensive.
If you switch to a cheaper plan as close to your moving day as possible, you can start making savings quickly. You can save hundreds of pounds every year just by switching regularly!
Check the condition of your loft insulation
Your new home’s gives you a good overview of your new home’s energy efficiency. And it’s likely that this will contain an overview of your home’s insulation. However, there’s no substitute for heading into your loft and inspecting your insulation for yourself. Look for rodent droppings or tunnels as rodent infestation can seriously compromise your insulation. You should also look for damp patches and signs of wear. These can also indicate that your insulation is past its prime and should be replaced.
Your heating costs account for over 40% of your overall energy bill. So if you don’t address the state of your loft insulation, the heat energy you’re paying for could be drifting away through your roof.
Make sure all your bases are covered
Of course, it’s not just your roof and loft insulation that you should consider when setting up energy in your new home. You should also think seriously about installing cavity wall insulation if you don’t already have it. This can ensure that your home stays warmer while also providing superior soundproofing. So you’re less likely to be bothered by your neighbour's taste in music, or their new home cinema system. Floor insulation can also be highly beneficial since around 10% of heat seeps out through the floor.
Needless to say, you know where we are when you need premium-quality insulation supplies at market-leading prices.