There is a chill in the air even though spring is certainly on its way. Have you thought about ways you can save money instead of spending tirelessly on heating your home but still keep it warm?
Insulate pipes. Also known as lagging, wrapping the pipes in insulating foam tubes means that the pipes stay hotter for longer. This is a DIY solution and you can pick up the foam tubes from any good home style store.
Install Central Heating. A lot of times there are incentives available to help people with central heating installation and the government often have campaigns to get people to switch. It makes so much sense in the long run as it really is a cheaper way to heat a home. Of course take the time to look around and find a supplier of central heating boilers that meets your budget but also one that has positive feedback. Nothing recommends a workman more than word of mouth and something that is going to be an integral part of your home and future bills needs to be considered.
Use a thermostat. It is said that the ideal temperature inside should be 20 degrees c. Consider getting a thermostat to keep that temperature even, turning the thermostat up when you’re cold and down again when it gets too warm often uses way more energy than necessary. Chances are you will leave it on over night or when out of the home too – yes that is my issue more often than not!
Get your boiler serviced. Make sure your boiler is performing to optimum efficiency by getting it checked every year by a Certified Gas Safe Engineer.
Keep on top of escaping heat. Draft exluders are the ideal solution to stop heat escaping under doors and help keep the home warm. Check windows to make sure you have no cracks or splits in the window surroundings and make sure that you use heavy curtains to prevent drafts from windows that are not double glazed.
This time of year is a great excuse to get outside and have clothes drying in the fresh air, make the most of the sun while it is out and work your washing loads around it!
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