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Updated by Waterside Windows on Sep 07, 2016
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5 ways to make your home energy efficient (and warmer) this Winter

There are so many ways that you can make your home warmer this Winter. This is not only better for you, and will save you money, but it is also better for the environment. Here are 5 of the best energy efficiency improvements you can make to your home this season.

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Being savvy when it counts

Being savvy when it counts

Shaving a minute off your shower time, putting less water in the kettle for that cup of tea, not using the standby option on your TV are some of the many smaller measures that really do improve efficiency in your home. They all add up, so try a few of them.

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Controlling the heat

The use of a good thermostat is essential if you want to stop wasting heat in your home. Setting an appropriate temperature in each room (perhaps a degree lower than you usually do) and controlling the time it is on for, will be one of the most effective measures you can take to make your home more efficient and save you money.

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Investing in some renewable technology

Investing in some renewable technology

There are many incentives to get greener out there. Investing in your home's renewable technology such as solar panels, is a sure-fire way of saving energy and making the most of your own assets.

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Only the best windows and doors

Only the best windows and doors

If you are looking at making improvements such as replacing your windows and doors then only get the best. High quality uPVC products such as WHS Halo and Kommerling will be much better at heat retention than more inferior products and you do get what you pay for.

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Insulate

For those of us not currently looking at replacing our windows and doors then it is certainly worth trying to improve the insulation of what we already have. Draught excluders around windows and doors can save on energy bills during the Winter months. On a larger scale, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation make a very big difference too.