Tips to help you cut your heating bills
by Sarah Orrill
Battle the January blues and winter weather by keeping cosy and warm whilst taking steps to save money on your heating bills. You never know, you might even save enough to out towards your summer holiday!
Staying warm around the house
Keeping warm in the winter can be costly so before you crank the heating up consider the following…
Wrap up warm
Before you crank up the central heating, why not put another jumper on – or grab a duvet or throw to snuggle under? This will help save you some money on heating bills whilst giving you an excuse for a cosy day on the sofa.
Use thermostat timers to manage when your heating. Set it to come on a couple hours before you come in from work and turn it on for a couple of hours in the morning. If you time this right, you will really reap the benefits financially. Check your meters on the regular to see if you’re cutting back successfully.
Hot water bottles
Why not pop one between the sheets about ten minutes before you go to bed – it really makes the world of difference!
Draught proofing your home is a great form is home protection. Keeping out the cold draughts will help keep the warmth in and therefore save you money on your heating bills. Help prevent draughts by purchasing and hanging heavy lined curtains at the front and back doors. You might want to consider covering all keyholes in the house and using draught excluders on the bottom of your doors to keep those wintry breezes out.
As well as making your home more energy efficient it might also pay to compare energy provider and switch to cut costs. Shop around and understand which energy tariff best suits your needs.
In conclusion in these times of financial insecurity, doing anything to cut costs is vital so make sure your home is energy efficient as possible to save yourself money.
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