1. Use your curtains

Heat from the sun is free so make the most of it….

  1. Use timers on your central heating

The Centre for Sustainable Energy advises that programming your boiler …

  1. Move your sofa

It might feel great to have your favourite seat in front of the radiator, but …..

  1. Maximise your insulation

When it comes to heat, around 25% is lost through the roof. This can be easily reduced …

  1. Wrap up warm

If you have a hot water tank, make sure it is properly lagged – or insulated….

  1. Turn down the dial

This may seem a little counter-intuitive, but bear with me…

  1. Block out the draughts

Even a simple solution such as a making your own sausage dog draught excluder will help keep the warmth in your home….

  1. Install thermostatic radiator valves

Research at the University of Salford has shown that installing heating controls and theromostatic radiator valves results in energy savings of 40% compared to a house with no controls.

  1. Upgrade your boiler

If your boiler is more than 10 years old, it may be time to replace it with a new, more efficient model.

  1. Reflect the heat

Radiator panels are relatively cheap, easy to install…


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