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Why energy efficiency is important now more than ever

We all know that energy efficiency is hugely important both for the environment and for helping us save money off our gas bills, but why is this now more significant than ever before? Midwood Heating have outlined some key points from this topical issue.

Keeping energy efficiency as high as possible at home is hugely important. In recent years, homeowners in the UK have widened their knowledge on how best to ensure that their households are running efficiently. However, whilst these steps will have gone a long way into making homes more energy-efficient, there is still more we can do to improve. How can you make your home more energy-efficient, you may ask? Well, there are a few different things you can look into for even better efficiency. 

Upgrading your boiler to an A-rated model

The most useful strategy you could implement in your home is to upgrade your current boiler to an A-rated model. If you are currently using an old boiler, it’s likely that you could save money by replacing it with a modern energy efficient boiler. We install leading boiler brands such as Worcester Bosch and Viessmann, so you can rely on us to provide you with some of the best boilers in the industry.

Consider our unvented cylinders

We also offer our highly-efficient unvented cylinders provided by Megaflo, which provide outstanding and unparalleled levels of hot water performance, comfort and energy-saving. With an insulated temperature and pressure relief valve and 60mm of CFC / HCFC-free injected foam, our unvented cylinders will provide your home's hot water system with the best possible heat retention and energy efficiency on the market.

Why is this more important now more than ever?

As we are in the midst of a global pandemic, we have been consigned to our own homes for the majority of 2020. With lockdown restrictions limiting British homeowners from venturing outside their homes too often, it is highly likely that we are going to get more use out of boilers than ever before. This extra use will come with subsequent wear and tear, of course, which is common when central heating is used more often. In addition, many businesses have urged their employees to 'work from home' unless absolutely necessary not to do so, meaning that more people will be at home during normal working hours. 

This is why it is absolutely essential to invest in more energy-efficient central heating appliances now. We use energy in our homes daily; from using a freezer; to turning the dishwasher on; to running a bath, we often take for granted the energy that we use and consume so freely. The main issue with this is that energy is, unfortunately, not free.

Homeowners' energy bills are likely to sharply increase this year due to the sheer number of individuals who have been locked in their houses. We urge you to make an effort to make your home more energy-efficient today by installing more energy-efficient appliances in your home. As well as saving energy, the crucial point is that making these changes in your home will also save you money in the midst of the uncertain times that lie ahead in this global pandemic.

Contact us today for more information

If you are interested in finding out more about our energy-efficient installation services, such as an energy-efficient boiler installation, then you can get in touch by calling us on 07833 494194 and we will be more than happy to help you. Alternatively, you can email us at or send a message using our contact form and we will be in touch.