Tips To Reduce Your Winter Heating Bills
Winter is upon us, and we’re all feeling the chill and reaching for the thermostat, but before you crank up the heat, think about the money you could be wasting. We have a look at some tips to make sure you use your central heating conservatively, while still keeping warm.
Check your boiler is working properly
Centeal heating boilers account for a major proportion of our energy bills, so it makes sense to check that it is fully serviced and working before it gets used throughout the winter. The Mirror reports that British Gas are expecting over 200,000 emergency callouts to repair broken heating over the winter, so avoid any issues with a boiler service.
Also, don’t forget to check and bleed your radiators, and turn off ones that do not need to be on.
Put a jumper on first
Once you know your central heating and boiler is working fine, then the next tip is the advice of dads all across the country. Put a jumper on! It’s a simple act, but adding a cosy layer can increase your warmth by 2ºC to 4ºC, leading to some serious savings over the winter.
Make sure your house is an insulated
It may cost a bit to get your home insulated, but it will also cost you to neglect it too. To begin with, install draught excluders and strips around doors and windows. Eliminating draughts can save an average of £55 a year, not including the savings by being able to turn the thermostat down a degree or two.
Don’t have the heating on while you sleep
You do not need the heating on while you’re tucked up in bed, and if you have it programmed to come on in the morning before you get up, then 20 minutes is all you need to make sure you’re cosy.
Also, check your household’s schedules. There’s little point in programming the heating to come on in the evenings if people are regularly out late on certain days of the week.
Turn your thermostat down
While it can be nice to walk into a warm house when it’s cold outside, it does not need to be in the mid-twenties. Most people are comfortable in a home at 18ºC or 19ºC. Every degree lowered will save up to £65 a year.
And if you’re a bit chilly, out your jumper on!
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