ERG’s Short Guide To Enhancing Energy Efficiency In The Home

ERG’s Short Guide To Enhancing Energy Efficiency In The Home

When she first entered 10 Downing Street a few weeks ago, one of the first measures taken by our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, was to put a freeze on the energy price cap, so that it stays fixed at £2,500 annually for the next two years.

This was some relief for the many millions of homeowners who were left panicking about being able to afford their energy bills this winter, but it perhaps doesn’t go far enough for a lot of people.

If you’re one of them and you’re worried that you will have to make a straight choice between heating and eating, ERG has some energy efficiency tips you can put into practice to stop this from happening.

Speed up those showers

The more time you spend in the shower, the more it will cost you in energy. Knocking just a couple of minutes off your showering time will save you money, and when you think about how many showers you have in a year, these savings can really mount up.

If you find it hard getting out of a hot shower, set a stopwatch and time it to go off in five minutes, which is the recommended amount of time for showering.

A shower head

Continue outdoor drying

The dryness of this summer has probably given you the luxury of not needing to use your tumble dryer or radiators very much, and if the winter is as dry and warm enough, carry on hanging your wet clothing on the washing line.

You may not also know that indoor drying can be one of the chief causes of condensation, because of the moisture it creates when you have clothes draped on radiators or in the machine.

Clothes on a washing line

Update your windows and doors

As windows and doors get older, they become less and less effective at seeing off draughts and will often start to let heat from the indoors escape.

Do you feel cold indoors? This is the tell-tale sign that it’s time to invest in some energy efficient double or triple glazed windows and doors from ERG Scotland, which will put energy to better use and kill off draughts, cutting your fuel costs.

Energy efficient windows and doors

We will expend all our energy making sure that any replacement windows and doors you buy from ERG are well-suited to your house. To begin this process, just request a quote.


Our made-to-measure windows and doors have the potential to change your home not just on the outside, but the inside too. From the very latest energy saving windows in maintenance free UPVC to a host of replacement doors – all guaranteed to fit perfectly with your home.


Make your home warmer, quieter and more secure by fitting our very latest energy efficient replacement windows.



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