Home Energy
01st May 2021

8 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Would you like to spend less on energy bills?


Your house is a small eco-system. Improving energy performance can have a high impact on energy consumption and your wallet. 

There are many ways to make your home more energy-efficient. If you want to save energy and money, we have the tips you need!


Let’s dive into it!


1. Ceiling and Roof Insulation

Having an insulated and well-permeable ceiling means keeping the house warm in the winter and keeping it cool in the summer. Depending on the type of insulating material that you choose, roof insulation will be able to protect your roof from the onslaught of the natural elements over years of exposure.

At U Value we offer Irelands widest range of quality brands, including Knauf and Isover, along with expert advice to help you or your contract provider choose the best option for you


2. Floor Insulation

Floor insulation is most commonly done when putting a new floor in place, but most floors can be retrofitted with insulating material, making a huge difference to heat loss through your floors. 

Adding an insulating material, can prevent heat loss from the floor and sealing the gaps between the skirting boards and the floor, may help in reducing draughts.

Our products provide high quality performance to ensure you a cost-effective floor insulation.


3. Wall insulation

Insulating your walls alone can save youup to 40% in heating bills. Put simply wall insulation will help to protect you against the cold in winter & also against excess heat in the summer months (although that might be a lesser problem in Ireland!)


4. Insulate your windows and doors.

Innovation in external door & windows has improved immeasurably over the last years – replacing yours with new and innovated material will vastly improve your home energy efficiency.


5. Check and seal all air leaks.

Check carefully for air leaks, especially where there are windows, doors and baseboards. There are many products that you can use without spending a lot of money to seal and close these cracks. A tightly sealed home can improve comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility bills. our expert team can help you to find the perfect solution for you. 


6. Buy a smart thermostat.

A smart thermostat automatically adjusts and gradually changes the temperature inside your home meaning less waste, more efficiency & more comfort


7. Change your lights.

The average household uses 11% of its total energy budget on lighting alone. Using LEDs and CFLs will help you to reduce energy costs long-term in your household.


8. Water Conservation

Having low-flow plumbing fixtures is critical to reducing the amount of water that your home uses.


How can we help you to achieve high home energy efficiency?

The U Value Insulation team is available to give you tailored advice on what will work best for you and your home as well as support you throughout the project.

Contact us now for a FREE quote on 01 8612000 or at sales@uvalue.ie