In a world where energy prices are sky-rocketing, everyone is now more than ever looking at what their energy is costing. Here are 10 ways in which a new home outperforms an old home in terms of energy consumption in the UK.
A Damson home is built with higher levels of insulation in accordance with UK regulations, reducing heat loss and keeping the home warm for longer.
Modern homes are fitted with double or triple glazing, which helps to keep heat in and cold air out. The older the home, the less likely it has double glazing at all.
New homes often have more energy-efficient boilers and heating systems, which use less energy to heat the home.
Renewable energy sources such as solar panels or heat pumps are more likely to be utilised by new homes, reducing the amount of energy required from the National Grid.
New homes are often designed to be more airtight, reducing heat loss and improving energy efficiency.
Damson homes are designed with improved ventilation in mind, which help to reduce condensation and improve indoor air quality.
A Damson home comes fitted with new more energy-efficient appliances, reducing energy consumption at the source.
The newer the home, the more likely they are to have smart home technology, which allows homeowners to control and monitor their energy usage, such as Hive systems and Smart meters.
New homes are now fitted with the latest in LED and other energy-efficient lighting options, reducing consumption while still lighting a room perfectly.
Modern homes are now designed with better ergonomics and energy efficiency in mind. Better lit rooms reduce the need to light them as much, and better materials and structure reduce heat loss and lower energy bills.