The price of gas has soared since the beginning of 2021, putting many energy suppliers out of business. This surge in wholesale prices is set to hike up our energy bills even further in the coming months.
With an end to the Universal Credit cap, the furlough support and employment support schemes paired with the high level of inflation, the unprecedented energy bill crisis will impact many homes around the UK, with some making the devastating choice between heating and eating this winter.
The energy crisis is going to impact us all, leaving many of us thinking of alternative ways to cut down on our energy usage.
Reduce your energy usage with plantation shutters
The Department of Energy maintains that heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use, making energy-efficient windows an important consideration for homeowners.
Plantation shutters are an excellent way to prevent heat loss through a window by up to 50% and when combined with secondary glazing, this can exceed 62%.
In fact, plantation shutters are the most energy-efficient window dressing that you can use, helping reduce heat loss in the winter months and reduce heat gain in the summer. Shutters are excellent insulators, trapping the cold air between your shutter and window.
For more information on reducing your energy bill with plantation shutters or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All window shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.