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10 tips to save money on heating bills!

We all know how cold it can get in England during the winter. The last thing you want to come home to after a long day’s work is a freezing house. Ensure you are comfortable this winter! There are many benefits to having a warm home including making it easier to sleep and you are more likely to be physically active rather than getting cosy on the couch desperate for warmth.

Below you will find our ten easy steps to ensure you are saving money on your heating bills and also keeping everyone in your household warm and cosy this time of the year. There’s no better time to read this blog!

1. Keeping radiators clear

Move any furniture that might be blocking the radiator. Your house will warm up a lot quicker that way and therefore you won’t feel the need to turn the thermostat up and spending more money on your heating bills.

2. Hot water bottle

Make sure you have a hot water bottle. It is a great way to stay warm this winter and it’s easy to use.

3. Keep the oven door open

Leave the oven door open once you’ve finished cooking. The oven will keep its heat for at least another 15 minutes after it is turned off. This heat will flow around your house very well.

4. Upgrade your thermostat

Purchase a smart thermostat which coincides with an app so you can control it whilst you are out of the house. This way you will be able to save money on your heating bill each month.

5. Check all your radiators

A great way to check if your radiators heat efficiency is to turn your central heating to maximum heat and measure how long it takes for the radiator to heat up. If you feel like it’s taking too long, get in contact with us and book in a heating repair.

6. Insulate your pipes

Cover your central heating pipes with foam easy to fit tubes. This should save you money on your heating bill. This is called lagging and are available at most DIY stores.

7. Stop draughts

This could be done by applying thicker curtains so it stops draughts coming from the windows. Draught proofing strips are also useful and can be placed anywhere the draughts are coming in from.

8. Time your heating

There’s no point in leaving the heating on when you are at work or in bed with cosy warm bedsheet over you. Time your heating to be on by the time you wake up or come home from work so when you are in and around the house you will feel toasty.

9. Choose which rooms you want to keep warm

We all have rooms we don’t use anywhere near as much as others for example a spare room or hallway. Make sure the radiators in those rooms are turned down so money isn’t wasted on having warm rooms you don’t use.

10. Insulate your home

Make sure you have sufficient insulation in your walls to make sure the heat doesn’t escape. Around 30% of heat gets lost through the walls in uninsulated homes. This fact alone is enough to make you want to get new insulation.

We hope these points have helped in making sure your home is warm when you need it to be. If you feel like your house isn’t heating up due to your boiler not working efficiently give us a call and we would be happy to get one of our experienced gas engineers to have a look and discuss with you further.

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