Winter is an expensive time. You have to stock up on food for Christmas, buy lots of presents and invest in endless amounts of warm coffee. However, this is not the only thing that you spend your hard-earned money on during the winter. You also use endless amounts of money on heating your home.
So you can spend money on the more important things instead, we have provided a list of top tips to reduce the gas bill this winter for all of our customers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Switch energy supplier
This point almost seems too obvious. Yet two thirds of people on expensive standard variable tariffs (SVT’s) are reluctant to switch supplier because there is a fear that the process is either too complicated or the benefits are not worthwhile. Switch supplier and you can potentially save hundreds of pounds!
Close the doors
Close the doors of unused rooms and confine the heat into a small area. You’ll notice a huge difference.
Use tin foil
Tin foil is a fantastic reflector of heat. If you place it behind your radiators, you’ll no longer be heating your walls, you’ll be heating your entire home. You can use purpose-built reflective foil, which you can purchase from most DIY stores, or you can use generic kitchen foil, although the results are slightly less effective.
Get your boiler serviced
Heating engineers can check to ensure that your boiler is operating to the optimum running standard. This can reduce the risk of it breaking, resulting in a costly repair and it can ensure that your money is giving you the results that you deserve. We offer this service here at Jack Rounding Plumbing and Heating, so please get in touch if you're due your yearly service!
Bleed the radiators
If you have noticed that your radiator has certain cold spots, your home might benefit from having its radiators bled. This isn’t as bad as it sounds – you can source a bleed key from most local DIY stores and all you need to do is wait for the hissing noise to pass. The hissing noise is the sound of gas being released from the system.
Open the curtains during the day to allow the sun and heat in, but close them during the night to stop the heat from escaping.
Understand your optimum temperature
Try and work out your ideal temperature. For most people, this will be between 17°C and 21°C. Rather than turn the thermostat to its highest setting, make an effort to learn your ideal temperature and maintain a consistent temperature over the course of the day.
We hope this tips help you keep warm for a great price this winter. If you need any assistance with your boiler during the winter or fear that it isn’t working as well as it should be, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 07817 855739 or you can contact us through the contact form on our website. We’ll look forward to hearing from you soon.