Keeping Warm This Winter

This winter we want to make sure you feel warm and comfortable in your home at no extra cost. With these energy efficient tips, you can ensure that you are kept warm and cosy all winter long!

1. Research Energy Suppliers

With lots of energy suppliers increasing their tariffs in recent months, it is worth thinking carefully about your energy supplier and researching tariffs which best fit your situation. Many companies have introduced plans which can secure your energy prices for up to two years so why not have a shop around to see who can offer you the best deal?

2. Insulate Your Home

Investing in double glazing and other methods of insulation can be an excellent long term strategy to reducing your energy costs, yet why not try a few of these easy tricks and tips to keep your home warm this winter? Shut the doors of rooms you do not use, draw thick curtains over windows, put tin foil behind the radiator to reflect heat back into the room and cover bare floorboards with rugs or blankets.

3. Set a Timer

If you would like to save costs, set your heating timer so that the heating comes on at specific times in the day, e.g.: in the morning and evening. If you work away from home, set your timer so that the heating is lower or does not come on at all when you are not in the house.

4. Schedule a Boiler Service

Schedule an annual boiler service to ensure that any problems are identified as soon as possible before the cooler weather hits in. Sludge and scale can reduce the efficiency of your boiler, meaning that you are using more energy than is needed to heat your home.

5. Be Proactive!

Instead of turning up the thermostat on the heating as soon as you start to feel a little nippy, why not grab a jumper or heat up a hot water bottle this winter? Sometimes adding a few more layers or throwing on a pair of cosy socks can be all you need!

If you would like professional advice on any heating or plumbing related queries this winter, please do not hesitate to get in touch.