With energy bills skyrocketing to £3,549 per year this winter, it is important to think about what we can do to keep our energy bills down. But while everyone has already heard about the usual things; keeping the thermostat down or taking shorter showers, almost nobody thinks about the damp.
What Does It Mean For A House To Be Damp?
Dampness is caused by excess water making its way inside a house. It can enter the home through burst pipes, condensation, roof leaks, and more. A home that is affected by dampness can suffer from rot, pest infestation, and mould.
And it gets cold.
Why Do Damp Homes Have Higher Energy Bills?
A damp home has humid, wet air. This wet air is more difficult to heat than dry air. Additionally, humid air makes a home feel colder than it is, forcing the people living there to put the thermostat up to keep pace.
A home that feels colder and takes longer to heat will, naturally, have more expensive energy bills.
How To Keep A Home Dry And Energy Bills Low
There are two main ways that you can remove or prevent dampness in your home:
Damp proofing your home is an excellent way to prevent water retention in your house. It tackles the presence of water in the earth your home sits on, preventing it from saturating the infrastructure. Not only does this prevent your energy bills from rising as your stays easy to heat, but it also contributes to the health of the building as a whole.
Damp proofing is a tried-and-true strategy for getting rid of growing damp in buildings. Additionally, it is a method that may be used with a variety of walling materials, meaning that it can be tailored to the specific needs of your home.
Condensation is caused by an excess of moisture in the air. This excessive moisture has a variety of causes. Among them are typical household chores, such as cooking, showers, hanging up washed clothes, and single-glazed windows.
Condensation control solves this issue through the use of a state-of-the-art diffuser that filter’s out the moisture in the air. Not only does lowering condensation stabilize your energy bills, but it is also good for you and your home. A person living in a dry home is at less risk of respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma than someone living in the damp. A dry home is also less susceptible to the mound and structural degradation.
Contact Damp Shield Today For Damp Proofing In Swansea
To maintain the health and dryness of your house and to keep your energy bills down, we provide damp proofing and condensation control services. Contact us today to find out more.