Practical tips to save money on your heating bills in winter
Heating your home can feel like a drain on your finances through the winter months. But the good news is there are ways to save money on your bills this season! I’ve partnered with Woolfoot Heating (experts in Boiler Installation Leeds) to share with you some top cash-saving tips and ideas to keep you cosy:
Have you got insulation?
Insulation is really important to prevent heat disappearing through the walls, windows and roof. If your home has cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as double glazed windows, the reduction in heat loss will be significant. Did you know you may be eligible for a home energy grant to help pay for loft and cavity wall insulation? And in any case, an initial outlay of expenditure can be recouped in the longer term with less expensive heating costs; this is certainly a home improvement to look into if you intend to be in your home for a long time.
Is your boiler up to date?
Is your boiler running efficiently? It needs a regular service to make sure it is running well, so you get the best out of your central heating system. If the boiler is old, unreliable and inefficient, it may be time to make plans to install a new, super-efficient model which will reduce energy costs. With new technology such as apps that allow you to control the heating from your phone, you can manage and keep on top of energy consumption. After all, there’s no sense in heating the house while everyone is out at work and school. Thermostatic radiator valves can make a big difference to the efficiency of your central heating, too, allowing you to adjust the temperature in each individual room.
Are you with the right energy supplier?
Not all energy companies are equal. There are deals to be had if you shop around and if you opt for paperless billing or pay on a direct debit, you can often make further savings. It is also worth taking the time to submit accurate meter readings. Often your bill is only estimated, so you could be paying over the odds. A little attention to detail here can help you save cold hard cash!