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Energy Saving Advice

Improve the energy efficiency of your home and prevent unnecessary heat loss

There are plenty of ways to save energy in your home, from reducing heat loss to more efficient ways to heat your home.

Additional wall and roof insulation and upgrades to doors and windows are good ways to ensure the heat you pay for stays in your home.

Heat pumps or solar panels can be installed so you can generate and use more of your own energy.

Top tips — Energy Saving

Solar panels being fitted

If you notice your energy bills are rising or comfort levels are dropping…

Installing further layers of insulation will ensure heat stays in the home, lowering your energy costs and increasing the level of comfort in your own home.

Digital thermostat upgrade

Installing measures as part of ongoing work…

Changing your electrics or heating system? You could upgrade to a heat pump to reduce your carbon footprint, or fit internal wall insulation whilst doing work on a wall such as installing wiring. Plumbing or heat engineer work could also include upgrading your radiators and thermostatic radiator valves to make your house heat pump ready.

Neighbours working together on saving energy

Working with neighbours or friends…

Deciding on an installer together and having measures fitted to both your homes at the same time could save you money, with installers sometimes giving discounts for ‘batch’ jobs. It may also make it easier to secure party wall agreements or other legal agreements if needed and share the cost of any services upgrades.

Quick wins

Energy Saving Advice

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Exeter City Council
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Teignbridge Council
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