Save money on your heating
Everyday changes you can make to save on your heating bills.
Feeling cold at home? Before you up the temperature (and your energy bill) there are some simple things you and your family can do first:
- Add some layers.
Extra blankets or a winter duvet can make all the difference. Then there’s the classic: ‘put a jumper on’. If you’re conscious of costs, layers can go a long way.
- Keep the heat in.
Draught excluders and insulation strips can stop the cold air getting in, and warm air escaping. Don’t forget to keep the doors shut if you’re trying to stay snug. You could even install an Ecoflap, which is a specially designed letterbox insulator.
- Use your curtains.
Get your curtains lined if you haven’t already, so they act as an extra layer of insulation in the winter. And in the summer, throw them open and let in the natural light rather than leave room lights on.
- Create air movement.
It might seem counter-intuitive to put a fan in the room if you’re cold. But a fan can help move the warm air into those cold spots. If you’re looking to get a space heater, a fan is a much cheaper option. A 1500W space heater can cost £3.60 to run for 24 hours, whereas a 100W ceiling fan can run for the same amount of time for just 24p. That’s 14 times cheaper.1
1 Source: Energy Use Calculator