Winter Heating Tips
We’re rapidly approaching the time of year where we’re all going to be turning on our heating. Depending on where you’re based, you may already have taken the plunge.
Aside from purchasing a new, more efficient radiator, here are our top tips for getting warm this winter, as well as saving a few £ here and there, without the extra effort. Your bank account and the environment will thank you!
Draw Your Curtains:
Even in winter, the sun puts out a surprising amount of heat, so why not capitalize on it during the day by making sure you’re trapping as much heat as possible? Keep your curtains open during daylight hours and close them once the sun goes down – to keep in the heat. Fill any the gaps or leaks as you’ll probably find heat escaping through these and cold air getting in.
Set Timers for the Central Heating:
According to the Centre for Sustainable Energy, the perfect time to turn on the heating is 30 minutes before you wake up. If you’re in the habit of leaving the heating on all night this is an amazing way to cut expense as otherwise you’ll be wasting energy, even when asleep.
Let Radiators Work Freely:
Ensure you’re not hiding your radiator behind a sofa, as it’s going to block the circulation of hot air around the room. If you’re hiding your radiators deliberately, maybe it’s worth taking a look at our designer radiators for some inspiration on radiators you can show off.
Here we’re moving away from tips and into the realms of investment, however, if you haven’t updated your insulation in a while, you could be losing up to 25% more heat than you should. You can often find deals and schemes to cut down the cost, but renewing your insulation is going to recoup your investment significantly.
Install Thermostatic Radiator Valves:
With heating controls and thermostatic radiator valves installation, you can save around 40% energy compared to a house that doesn’t have it. These beneficial systems allow you to grasp heat when you need it. You’ve probably seen the adverts that allow you to control your heating with your phone, maximizing energy efficiency.
Trade in Your Old Boiler:
It’s not going to be cheap, but you’ll definitely notice the difference, swapping in your old boiler for a newer, more efficient model. A new boiler could save you up to £350 a year, definitely justifying the high price tag.
If you’re on an energy saving spree, our team can advise you on the best ranges to cut back on your energy bills – talk to us today.