How To Save On Your Heating Bill This Winter
1 – Most thermostats are fitted with a timer. Set the timer to turn the thermostat down by 10 degrees while you’re at work and when you’re in bed. This can save you 14% on your heating bill.
2 – Purchase some thermal curtains, with an extra thick lining. These prevent heat loss by as much as 25% – giving you a huge saving on your heating bill. stock a range of thermal curtains starting from Aï¿½25.
3 – Just the slightest cold breeze can leave you feeling freezing. Buy some draft excluders to prevent cold air from coming into the room, or warm air leaving. They come in all sorts of quirky designs to suit all tastes.
4 – The biggest draft in any home comes from the chimney. Purchase a chimney balloon. This will stop the cold air outside from coming down your chimney.
5 – Some people often forget that it’s your central heating that makes your water hot. Purchase a water-efficient shower head. These can use up to 50% less water, which will be a huge saving on your heating bill. Ecocamel is just one of many water-efficient shower heads available.
6 – One third of a household’s heating is lost through the walls. Having a well-insulated home will save on your heating bill and cause less heat to escape. Contact your local dealer to see how much you could save.
7 – Could you imagine being in the depths of winter and suddenly your boiler breaks down? That’s why you should have your boiler serviced yearly. Spotting potential problems early will save you more money.
8 – We all love to sit by the radiator on cold winter nights. However, putting your sofa or anything else in front of the radiator will stop the heat from circulating around the room.
9 – Shop around and check out other heating oil suppliers. It may be worth changing supplier. Some oil suppliers are now offering a ‘green’ version of heating oil which is better for your boiler efficiency and could save you money in the long run.
10 – Do you ever feel cold even though the radiator is on? Put tin foil behind your radiator. This will reflect the heat back into the room instead of going straight into the wall. Some stores sell foil especially for this purpose.
Following these steps will save you money this winter whilst still keeping warm and cosy.