Follow these 10 quick tips and you could save hundreds from your yearly heating bill.
Fit new boiler and heating controls
Modern heating controls offer a range of new features to help you heat your house more smartly. Just some of the many useful features include:
- Hourly and daily based heating schedules
- Holiday mode, to temporarily disable your heating
- Thermostatic radiator valves (TVRs) let you control the heating of individual rooms
- Smart heating systems can learn your habits and schedule your heating accordingly
- Smartphone apps allow you to control your heating from anywhere
Fit energy saving light bulbs
This sounds like an obvious one these days, but you'd be suprised how many people haven't bothered to replace old incandescent bulbs with newer energy saving models
Most people these days have replaced their old incandescent bulbs with newer compact fluorescent (CFL) lights, but many are unaware of the growing range of highly efficient LED lightbulbs.
Some modern LED lightbulbs can even join your wifi network so that you can control your lighting from anywhere in the house, or anywhere in the world for that matter.
Turn down your thermostat
Decreasing your home's temperature by just 1°C can save you up to £75 each year. Getting in to the habit of closing doors behind you and wearing an extra layer of clothing can keep you feeling just as warm.
Switch energy providers
There can be a shocking different in price between different energy providers and saving money can be as simple as browsing a price comparison site such as U-Switch.
Even if your package was the cheapest when you signed up to it, your energy usage may have changed since then, or other providers might have dropped their rates or offer special introductory rates.
Clear your radiators
Despite their name, radiators do not primarily radiate heat. Instead, cool air is drawn up through the bottom of the radiator and rises via convection. Don't put clothes or objects on or against your radiators and you'll allow the air to circulate more freely, which in turn heat up your room more effectively.