Replace as many of your fixed light fittings from ordinary light bulbs to low energy light bulbs.
*Traditional bulbs waste over 90% of the power consumed through radiated heat, with less than 10% converted into light. Low energy bulbs use 75% less energy than traditional bulbs, and last up to 10 times as long.
If you have a hot water tank (cylinder) Insulating your tank is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to save energy and, therefore, money. So, make sure you have a good, snug-fitting jacket fitted around your tank (minimum 80mm)
*If you already have a jacket fitted, check the thickness. It should be at least 80mm thick; if it isn’t, consider buying a new one. Fitting a British Standard jacket around your cylinder will cut heat loss by more than 75 percent and could save you around £25-£35 a year, which is more than the cost of the jacket.
Fitting Loft insulation is a low cost, effective way of raising your home’s energy-efficiency rating.
*But if we cannot see the loft is insulated because either, we cannot gain loft access or because the loft is boarded, we cannot evidence it. Where available, please provide any supporting paperwork you have available to evidence loft insulation that has been installed. Please be aware, due to Health & Safety, it may not be possible to access loft hatches over stairwells.
Cavity Wall Insulation, the purpose of the cavity is to help insulate your property. Unfilled cavities also let heat escape and could be responsible for 35% of all heat loss from your home. Retro cavity wall insulation is a filling blown into the gap between your interior and exterior walls, it helps prevent heat from escaping through the cavity walls of your home. If your home was built between 1932 and 1982 then you are likely to have cavity walls. If your home was built after 1st January 1983 then your property should already have cavity wall insulation installed.
*If you believe you have cavity wall insulation in place, but the evidence is not visible due to rendering etc. where available, please provide any supporting paperwork you have available to evidence the cavity wall insulation has been installed.
Energy-efficient windows help reduce your overall energy consumption by preventing unwanted energy loss, and one of the best ways to achieve this is by installing double glazing. Insulated window glazing (double glazing or triple glazing) is two or three panes of glass spaced evenly apart; the space between the panes is filled with an inert gas, commonly argon, xenon or krypton, then sealed.
*If your double-glazed windows were fitted after 2002 and the date is not visible in the units, where available, please provide any supporting paperwork/Fensa Certificates you have available to show the installation date.
Boiler information: We will try to establish the exact make and model of the gas or oil heating boiler. Where this is possible, the exact efficiency of the boiler can be established. This is likely to be higher than the software default setting for that type of boiler.
*Establishing the details of the boiler from the visual inspection can be difficult, please provide any supporting information, manuals, paperwork or service history you have available to evidence the correct boiler.
Certificates & Warranties: If you have any Building Regulation Completion Certificates (for conversions, extensions or loft conversions), MCS Certificates (for renewable energy systems) or anything that you may think is useful, please have them available on the day.