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Why Energy Efficiency is Important for Your Home

Apparently, we spend between 80% and 90% of our time indoors, and this can place a significant demand on our boilers and heating systems (particularly during the winter).


This issue can be made worse when using an old or non-condensing boiler, which can be up to 35% less efficient that A-rated units and force your home to consume more power than is necessary. 


This is why energy efficiency is such an important concept for your household to understand, as it can help you to reduce your carbon footprint and save a significant sum of money. Here’s some of the benefits of having an energy efficient home:


Improve Indoor Comfort and Keep Warm!


Within an energy efficient home, you’ll find a number of different components working together to create a comfortable and inviting living environment.


From a controlled flow of air, heat and moisture to wall insulation and ventilation systems, these components help to create an optimal temperature in your home and keep your family warm during the winter.


Energy efficient heating systems also minimise the occurrences of hot and cold spots in rooms, which are particularly commonplace when using vector heat from radiators.


Slash the Cost of Energy Bills


On a more fundamental level, improving the energy efficiency of your home will also save you considerable sums of money.


More specifically, upgrading from a G-rated to an A-rated boiler can improve efficiency levels by as much as 35%, and this can translate into significant cash savings over the course of a typical year.


In some instances, this can repay the cost of buying a new boiler in a relatively short period of time, and this is good news by anybody’s standards!


Breathe Healthy and Clean Air


We’ve already touched on the importance of air flow, which can be impacted by everything from kettles and fish tanks (which expel excess moisture into the air) to the radiation produced by microwaves and other appliances.


To negate this, the air inside your home should be completely replaced with fresh air every three years on average, and this can help you to breathe more easily over time.


This is at the heart of an energy efficient home, which relies on ventilation to regularly replenish the air and boost the flow throughout your property.


How to Achieve a More Energy Efficient Home


Ultimately, the journey towards creating an energy efficient home starts with the installation of an A-rated boiler. If you live in Birmingham or the surrounding areas, you can call on Complheat to help manage this process on your behalf and guarantee a high quality of workmanship.


After all, we’re a trusted, family-run business with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, whilst we’re also Gas Safe-registered and fully insured to work competently in your property.


To learn more about us and how we can help you, why not give us a call today on 0121 475 8586? Conversely, you can shoot us an email to and request your free quote in writing.