While we may try and resist turning the heating on for as long as possible in the autumn to try and combat the rising heating bills as much as possible, there comes a time when it becomes inevitable. Cold weather sets in, and we want nothing more than to return to a warm and cosy home.
One of the first things to do when looking to save money is by comparing energy suppliers and seeing if you can switch providers to make savings on your bills. If you’re already on the best deal, there are still further improvements you can make to your home to slash your heating costs this autumn and winter.
Five ways to save money on your heating bills
Just a few simple changes can significantly reduce your energy use, here are just five of the many ways you can save money on your heating bills this autumn and winter.
- Block draughts
Heat escaping from the house is a waste of energy and a drain on your heating costs. Fortunately, low-cost tricks such as using draught excluders on the bottom of doors and draught-proofing strips on windows can really help to save money. In fact, you may be able to save up to £50 a year by draught-proofing your home.
- Change the thermostat
Altering the thermostat by just one degree could cut your heating bills by 10%. Such a small change in heating should not impact your home temperature by a noticeable difference yet could provide you with significant savings. It’s the perfect excuse the curl up under blankets and put your slippers on.
- New boiler
While a new boiler may be a costly initial outlay, it can save you a serious amount of money on your heating bills this year and onwards. By installing a new boiler, an average household can save around £240 per year in heating bills which will quickly cover the cost of the initial investment.
- Add thermostatic radiator valves
Thermostatic radiator valves allow you to set the temperature in each room so you can save money by only heating the space you are using. For better sleep, bedrooms should be relatively cool, so make sure to set the bedroom temperature lower than the living room or other rooms you use in the evenings.
- Maximise heat
If you do need to put the heating on, make sure you maximise its potential. Using foil behind radiators can help to reflect heat back into the room instead of through the walls. Moving furniture away from radiators can also help to warm up the whole room.
Save money on your heating bills this autumn
If you want to save money on your heating bills, then we at ASAP Plumbers are here to help covering all of London. Whether you want to fit new thermostatic radiator valves or replacing your boiler with a new energy-efficient model, we can seek out the best solutions for your home.
Call or email us today on 0203 441 6626 and arrange a consultation where we can discuss your requirements and how we can help you to realise significant heating bill savings.