With energy prices continuing to rise, households in Britain are dreading the winter period. The average home will spend almost £1000 over the next year with price rises expected to continue. There have been many causes for these price rises including the conflict in Ukraine and global shortage.
Whatever the reasons for the shortage, however, is out of the control of the British population which has led to them looking for new ways to heat their home – without it costing the world. If you’re one of these people but can’t seem to find a way to do that then this is the article for you. Read on to find out more.
How to save money when heating your home this winter?
We know everyone’s budgets are different when it comes to heating homes and fortunately, these tips have a range of different price points.
Upgrade your heating
One of the best ways to save money on your heating bill is by making your home more energy efficient. An easy way to do this is by upgrading the plumbing and heating in your home. You can do this by upgrading your boiler to a newer and more efficient model. This will help to ensure your boiler isn’t using more gas than needed to heat your home.
Making sure your home is properly insulated is a cost-effective way of keeping your home warmer this winter. It’s a relatively cheap task too which many people will be happy about given the cost of living crisis the UK is currently facing. There are several types of insulation material including cellulose, fibreglass and wool. This should be placed in your loft or walls to prevent heat from escaping.
Many boilers come with an easy-to-use timer setting on them which is great for heating your house at specific times as well as keeping your costs down. The reason these are great for saving money is that they stop you from forgetting to turn the heating off. They will simply shut off when their timer runs out which means it isn’t left on by accident.
Preventing putting on the heating as much as possible is by far the cheapest way to heat up without breaking the bank this winter. To do this, however, you’ll have to find other ways to warm yourself up. Layering your clothes will help you do just that. Put plenty of different clothes on and grab yourself a blanket to go on top of you.
To do this successfully, however, you’ll also need to keep doors and windows shut when possible to prevent draughts from cooling your house down.
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