3 Bad Heating Habits that Add to Your Energy Bills

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Updated: Jan 17, 2023

After a cold and frosty Christmas, the new year promises more sunshine and warmer weather. But, if the British weather has taught us anything, it’s to not abandon our home’s heating solutions just yet.


So, with a potential cold new year upon us, it’s important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to maximise your home’s heating and minimise any bad habits that might be contributing to higher energy bills.

Here are 3 bad heating habits to avoid.

1. Setting the thermostat too high

While we know how tempting it can be to crank the thermostat up to the highest possible level on those cold, dark mornings, this is a bad habit that can drastically increase your energy bills.

Doing so will also cause your rooms to become uncomfortably stuffy quite quickly, and you might find yourself turning it back down not long after.

Instead of setting your thermostat too high, why not use the Wiser Room Thermostat app to easily control your home’s heating?

At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, we offer smart controls which allow you to independently control the temperature of each room in your home, offering helpful cost-cutting sustainability measures while saving you money on your energy bills.

2. Heating every room in the house

This is another common bad habit many homeowners make which can become very costly very quickly. With central heating systems, the system has pipework and radiators which are connected to a boiler so the whole system must work together to exert its functioning.

This means that even if you are planning to stay curled up in the warmth of your bedroom all day, your living room, dining room and the rest of your home will also need to be heated all day long too.

heating every room at the same time may not even be a bad habit of yours – instead an unavoidable consequence of central heating that keeps bills and energy waste high.

Instead, choose smart controls which allow you to independently control the temperature in every room in your house, saving you up to £450 on your energy bills.

3. Not having cavity wall insulation

Cavity wall insulation is responsible for keeping the cold out, keeping the heat in, and keeping warmth and comfort levels at an optimum in your home.

If your home doesn’t have cavity wall insulation, your central heating is working overtime to generate heat – of which 35% will end up escaping straight through your cavity walls.

Find out if you qualify for our free cavity wall insulation grant here.

UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd: Home heating upgrades

If you are looking to optimise your home’s warmth this winter, then look no further than UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd.

We offer a range of services including cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and more.

Get in touch with a member of our team here today for more information.

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