Keeping Warm on a Budget
With a definite drop in temperature and the price of heating our homes ever increasing, it is important more than ever to know a few handy hacks to make our heating go as far as possible and as economically as possible.
Make sure any draughts or gaps by windows/doors are minimised using draught excluders.
Close curtains and blinds as soon as the sun goes down to allow the heat to stay in and keep cold at bay.
Close doors to the rooms that you are not using and use the individual thermostats on radiators to keep higher temperatures in rooms used frequently and lower in other rooms.
When cooking keep lids on pots to save on energy - this reduces the energy usage and also cooks quicker.
Use the timers on your heating system, research suggests that turning on the boiler 30 minutes earlier at a lower heat is cheaper than turning it on at a higher heat when you want it.
Make sure the radiators are free from furniture to allow the heat to flow freely, the same goes for long curtains as they can trap the heat underneath them.