Winter can take its toll on your bank balance especially when energy bills steadily increase. But nevertheless, avoiding your heating is not an option if you want to remain safe and comfortable throughout the colder months. So, what can you do to save money on heating during the winter?
Here are some top things to consider.
Find out if you’re eligible for funding
Did you know that the ECO3 Scheme provides grants for heating system upgrades and insulation? Often old or damaged heating systems can be the reason behind rises in energy bills, however, the scheme is designed to help both low income and vulnerable households fix these problems. At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, we can assist you through the process and arrange professional heating upgrades, therefore, saving you money this winter. Check out our FAQ page for more information.
Cover up draughty areas
Even small draughts can make your home feel a lot colder and that’s when you’re likely to turn up your thermostat. Check in common places such as around window sills or underneath your doors where warm air can easily escape and if you do feel a draught, use a draught excluder to prevent the heat from escaping.
Don’t block your radiators
When your radiators aren’t in use during the warmer months it’s easy to forget about them and place furniture in front of them. However, during the winter it’s important to keep them free from obstacles so the heat can freely circulate around the room – this may require a reshuffle of your furniture! This simple change means your rooms can heat up much quicker and remain at a comfortable temperature.
Use your boiler’s timer
Although it’s tempting, leaving your heating on all day will have a big impact on your bills. A practical way of reducing your bills is to use your boiler’s timer so you’re only heating your home for a few hours at a time such as in the morning or evening.
At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, we work closely with utility companies to provide heating funding for low income and vulnerable households. If your heating bills are skyrocketing this winter and you’re in need of heating upgrades, we’ll assess your eligibility and fund the installations that you need to remain warm and comfortable. Get in touch with us today for more information.