Saturday, 7 December 2013

Surviving in a bigger house

The house we hope to have is as I have mentioned before rather on the large side, my mum is in a panic how we will ever afford to have the lights on or heat it!  We have plenty of roof space so one option might be to install solar panels, although the weather could be better in Wales, we do on occasion have some sun!  Then my mum might not be quite so concerned about our welfare…

I think we will be trying everything.  Draught excluders to try and retain the warmth in each room, plus they always seem to make a room look cosier especially with the cute cuddly animal ones.  I love this one from Lakeland.  I wonder if I can convince them to let me review one.
We will have to have loft insulation fitted hubbie says I hope he can do this himself, as we will be on a restrictive budget.  Although if I say how hard things are maybe I can rely on my mum to help with surprise food packages.  Parents are nice like that aren’t they!  I will have to look pitiful and cold and maybe my mum will bring me logs for the fire too!!!

It’s amazing what savings you can make though once you put your mind to it.  I need to do more line drying of our clothes and stop using the tumble dryer.  I keep saying this but its so convenient just being there, but in the other house I will have to live without the luxury to cut back and get outside hanging the clothes!

We will be fitting energy saving light bulbs as soon as we get the chance; I think we will have to buy a job lot to cater for all the rooms.  But considering lighting accounts for around 10-15% of our electricity bill then it will be a worthwhile investing switching those bulbs around!

So whilst I am doing my research I will make time to visit BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy – I wonder if hubbie could count learning to install solar panels as his study leave allocation from work!!!

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