If the house that you live in is pretty old, then you’ll probably be aware that it is not as eco-friendly as it could be. Until fairly recently, homes weren’t built with energy efficiency in mind. However, there’s no need to worry, there are many types of property repair and improvements that you can use to make your old home eco-friendlier.
A property repair specialist will likely perform a professional audit of the property.
During a professional property repair audit, the specialist will likely highlight potential issues that could need to be resolved to make your home more energy efficient, these include;
- Areas around the windows, doors, baseboards and corners
- Hot water pipes
Hiring a Property Repair Contractor
When you’re hiring a property repair contractor there are a number of things that they may suggest fixing to make your home more energy efficient after your home has been audited, these include;
Windows can be a huge cause of draughts for many homes, with around 10% of heat being lost this way. If the sealant around the windows is damaged, then this can cause a lot of valuable heat to escape. As well as this, if your windows aren’t double glazing they can also let a lot of heat out of your home.
Houses can lose approximately 10% of heat through the ground flooring. The suggested solutions in this situation are to either add insulation or underfloor heating. These are two great upgrades that can save energy and save you money in the long run.
Doors are another way that heat can get out of your home, causing it to be less energy efficient. This can be easily resolved by changing the type of doors you have. If the doorframes are damaged – as can happen over time – then you may need to get them repaired. You can also use draught excluders to help stop warm air escaping under the door.
25% of the heat from your home can be lost through the roof. This can either be due to poor insulation or damage to the roof. Roof damage can occur for various reasons including; damage after a storm and wear and tear. If your roof is damaged, then property repair is essential as it can worsen and cause other issues such as damp.
If your home is not in need of property repair but you think that there is still room for improvement when it comes to efficiency. Then opting for insulation is a great idea. A property repair specialist will also be able to tell you