STEP 1 – Getting started – and where DO you start?
◻︎ In a typical household, around 70% of the energy used will be for heating the space inside the house.
◻︎ Most of us will continue to rely on gas-fired boilers in the short to medium term. So that’s what we’re assuming.
◻︎ The Blow A Hole In My Heating Bill cards concentrate on strategies to reduce heat loss through the roof, walls and floor of the house, as 75% of heat losses occur there.
◻︎ Insulation is key to reducing heat loss. It will help to future-proof your home even if/when you eventually replace your boiler with a heat-pump.
These Blow a Hole in my Heating Bill cards
- – will help you get started with some easy DIY projects to do in your own home. You can decide what you can focus on, what you can do yourself, and where you will need specialist help.
- – are aimed at householders who may be struggling to meet energy costs now and feeling anxious about future price rises. We are concentrating on heating bills, as this is the largest component for most people.
- – contain references for further guidance
Please note that Transition Lymington make no claim to be experts – you will need to obtain professional advice/guidance for specific problems in your own house.
A few QUICK WINS to get you started.
Around 15% of your heat can leak out of your house due to draughts. These tips will reduce unintended ventilation