With the current energy price hike, everyone wants to make sure they keep their bills low. Here are a few things that you can do to help keep your house warm and your energy costs low.
- Turn the heating down. Did you know that by turning your heating down by one degree on your thermostat, you can save around 4% on your bill! That is, on average, about £65 a year.
- Bleed the radiators. Make sure all your radiators are heating up properly. If they are cold at the top, there is a chance that there is air in them, and they will need bleeding. Read our short guide on how to bleed your radiators here.
- Draught-proof your house. Walk round your house and identify any draughts coming from doors or windows. Decent draught-proofing can cut bill by 2%.
- Keep it clear in front of the radiators. If you have furniture in front of the radiators it can block the heat to the rest of the room.
- Reduce time spent in the shower. Cutting your shower time by just a minute can save you money on your energy and water bill. So, it’s a win win.
- Use the thermostatic valves on the radiators. If you aren’t using a room, there is no point heating it. Turn the thermostat down and then the boiler doesn’t need to use so much energy to heat the extra room.
- Keep doors shut. Heating a smaller room is easier and quicker.
- Service your boiler. It is important to have your boiler serviced annually to make sure it is running correctly and efficiently. Servicing your boiler each year can help to avoid bothersome breakdowns and costly fees. Read more about servicing your boiler here.
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