It’s true to say that energy bills are becoming more costly than ever, a fate that many countries all over Europe and the world will be experiencing this winter. There’s plenty of wonderful advice out there about mitigating your usage, signing up to the best plans, and even negotiating new contracts based on your ability to pay.
From time to time, it can also be worth considering what the long-term options might be, and what investments could pay dividends in the long term. So for example, solar panels are considered an investment that will pay themselves off in roughly twelve or so years, meaning that if you have the funds for the investment and can benefit from the property value rising as a result, this could be a good use of your time. In the meantime, your operating monthly bills reduce as part of your initial large investment.
But what other renovations or applications could be relevant when hoping to decrease our energy expenditure in the long term? In this post, we’ll discuss a few of those measures and why they’re so important.
Worthwhile electric heaters, especially German electric heaters, have been designed to only use the power drawer necessary to maintain the right temperature rather than heating the brickwork and letting that dissipate over hours. These heaters are also reliable to heat and can do so within minutes as opposed to up to an hour, which allows you a finer degree of control regarding what kind of heating approach you enjoy in the winter. It will all make a difference, so don’t be afraid to switch out traditional means of heating for something more convenient.
Wood burners can also make a profound difference to the wellbeing of your home and how comfortable it remains to occupy. If you replace a fireplace with a wood burning stove connected to a worthwhile chimney system, you can gather firewood quite cheaply or even for free if you have some property, and then store this in a dry place over the winter. This certainly helps you avoid the energy bills you may otherwise have, and you can bet this will become a popular option this winter as a result.
Of course, insulation is going to determine if your heating efforts are even worth it. The largest wood burner in the world is going to be useless if all that heat just runs into the atmosphere and dissipates. This is why good insulation, sometimes with renewed foam application, a re-installing of your roofing felt, or event restructuring certain walls in your property is important. This, coupled with ventilation measures that can be applied where appropriate to avoid damp, will enure a fantastic outcome. In the long run, you’re sure to feel much more comfortable when you know your hard-earned pennies aren’t being wasted, and less heating will often do more thanks to your investment.
With this advice, you’re sure to reduce your energy bills in the long term by immediate investments that make the most sense.