- Use your curtains
Heat from the sun is free so make the most of it….
- Use timers on your central heating
The Centre for Sustainable Energy advises that programming your boiler …
- Move your sofa
It might feel great to have your favourite seat in front of the radiator, but …..
- Maximise your insulation
When it comes to heat, around 25% is lost through the roof. This can be easily reduced …
- Wrap up warm
If you have a hot water tank, make sure it is properly lagged – or insulated….
- Turn down the dial
This may seem a little counter-intuitive, but bear with me…
- 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….
- 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.
- 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.
- Reflect the heat
Radiator panels are relatively cheap, easy to install…
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