As we stay home to support our communities and the NHS, some of us may find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands. If you're in search of a productive new hobby, why not take that extra time and put it into a project that will benefit your pocket and the planet? Especially as we're spending a lot more time in the home, using more energy!
Draught proofing and minimising heat loss in the home is an essential to help keep heat inside and save money on your energy bills. Heat can escape through different areas of the house through:
Minimising these escape routes for heat can help warm your home quicker and keep it warm for longer.
This week, we're showing you how to fit radiator reflector panels.
You can buy these online from Amazon or other hardware stores. If you have 5 radiators on exposed walls in your property, you could be looking at savings of about £20 a year.
How to fit
These panels fit behind radiators to improve the circulation of heat by reflecting it outward into the room. They can produce the most benefit when installed on uninsulated solid walls and you only need to put them on external walls.
If you can't get your hands on reflector foil, you can always do some furniture rearranging and make sure your radiators aren't blocked by curtains or furniture.
We'd love to see your DIY energy-saving measures! Tag us @crewenergyldn.