house being painted green symbolising energy savingHere at Dalmatian, we focus mainly on three things; the satisfaction of our customers; the quality design of our products; and the continuous improvement of both our security features and energy efficient technology.

We have combined the three for this blog post in order to bring you 6 Steps to an Energy Efficient Home. Kick off with step one, sit back, and watch the savings pile up!

1. Look out for your general appliances

All over your house you’ve got electricity being used up when you’re not around, and there’s lots of tiny ways that you can save on the usage; Only fill your kettle with the amount you need to boil, fill your washing machine and dishwasher completely before turning them on, and try turning your thermostat down by a degree or two.

You’ll be surprised by huge the difference these small actions can make.

Oh, and when you’re turning in for the evening, remember to turn everything off. No sense keeping your TV on standby when you’re in bed fast asleep, is there?

2. Double-Glaze your windows

Keeping your curtains closed at nighttime can seriously reduce the amount of heat that escapes, keeping your home nice and toasty. Or you could do one better, and replace your single panes of glass with double-glazed windows from Dalmatian.

Once they’re fitted, you won’t just notice the difference in heat – you could be saving upwards of a hundred and fifty pounds a year in heating bills. The satisfaction of that money in your pocket should be enough to keep you warm at night, all by itself.

Take a look at our ‘Double Glazing Energy Efficiency’ range and start seeing the savings immediately.

3. Know how you’re heating your home

It’s important to know what kind of boiler you own in your home, since it’s likely that at least half of your monthly fuel bills are going to home heating. If your boiler’s quite old, it’s more likely to be running at a lower level than it’s peak efficiency.

You can also keep the heat in your home during the colder months of the year by upgrading your doors and windows with Dalmatian’s specialist energy efficient technology. See how much you could save on heating here.

4. Insulate your home, well

There’s a lot of room for insulation in a home, and if you’re doing it right then you’re using the minimum amount of energy for the maximum amount of results. Cavity wall insulation can save you hundreds of pounds a year, and double glazing in your windows can do just the same.

And don’t forget to keep your boiler and your water pipes insulated – your hot water is going to stay a whole lot hotter.

5. Consider your utilities providers.

These days, there’s no shortage of available utilities companies, and there’s no reason not to keep your options open and your eye on any deals.

The easiest and simplest way to save on your monthly energy bills is to just pay less for them in the first place.

6. Install an energy monitor.

Energy monitors don’t do anything to save you money in and of themselves, but what they can do is pinpoint those areas where you might be wasting energy, and you can decide from there where you could make the small changes that could lead to big savings.

The final step on this energy efficient journey is to relax in your warm home, enjoy the extra cash in your pocket, and bask in your pollution-free conscience. Enjoy!