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Energy bills are at an all time high. One of the biggest sources of energy consumption for many homes is heating. By finding ways to make your heating more energy-efficient, you could help to reduce your energy bills. 

The most effective ways to make your heating more energy-efficient are likely to involve spending a lot of money upfront. Spending a lot of money to reduce your energy bills may not sound like a good deal, but in the long run it could pay off. Below are just 4 of the most effective investments you can make to reduce your heating bills. 

Air source heat pumps

There are various different ways to generate heat in a property. Air source heat pumps as provided by companies like Air To Heat are some of the most energy-efficient solutions. These pumps absorb heat from the outside air and convert it into heat to warm up your home. 

Air source heat pumps are a lot more economical than gas, oil and electric storage heaters. They do generate heat more slowly than other options, however it depends a lot on the quality of the air source heat pump system that you use. Installing air source heat pumps typically costs between £8,000 and £18,000. This might sound like a lot of money, but it’s cheaper than installing ground source heat pumps. 

Smart thermostats

A smart thermostat can give you full control over your energy usage. These thermostats can be controlled remotely via an app, allowing you to adjust the temperature from any room. You can also program some of these thermostats to turn on at certain times, turn on during certain temperatures or even consume energy within a budget.

Smart thermostats aren’t too expensive, often costing between £150 to £280 to install. It’s worth exploring different makes and seeing which option is best to use with your heating system.

Home insulation

Insulating your home can help to trap heat in your home longer. There are many different forms of insulation that you can look into including loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, floor insulation and double-glazing. Sealing up cracks and gaps (such as under doors) in your home can also help to stop heat escaping. 

The cost of insulation can vary depending on the type of insulation that you opt for. Loft insulation is often thought to be the most effective form of insulation and can cost anywhere between £125 to £2000 depending on the size of your loft and the insulation method.

Solar panels

A sure way to reduce your heating bills is to install solar panels. These solar panels will be able to generate electricity using the energy of the sun. This electricity can then be used to power your heating.

With enough solar panels, you could find that you never have to pay an energy bill again. Solar panel installation can cost between £2,000 and £10,000 depending on how many panels you need and which panels you choose. This post at Greenmatch explains more about choosing solar panels.