Here are 8 simple tricks to keep your house warm in winter and stop that precious energy escaping…

  1. Open your curtains in the day and close them in the evening. During daytime, open your curtains to let sunlight in. In the evenings, shut your curtains, and keep the warmth in your rooms.
  2. Eliminate the source of Drafts from outside. Common culprits are around doors, door frames, windows, and frames. Fixing these draft sources will greatly increase the comfort level inside the house. One easy first step is to use an insulating tape – it’s a great investment.
  3. Set your central heating timers accordingly. Try not to leave your heating on all day as this will waste energy and increase bills. When you are going out set your timer for the heating to come on for when you return.
  4. If you have radiators, place tinfoil behind them. Keep your homes warm and not your walls. Tinfoil will reflect the heat back into your rooms, meaning they warm up faster and retain more heat.
  5. Get your Boiler serviced. Boilers, like people, like to be looked after. Give yours an annual boiler service. It will last longer and work more efficiently.
  6. Bleed your radiators or your wet underfloor heating. Air can get trapped in the system which can prevent you from getting the most out of it.
  7. Use pipe-lagging. If your hot water pipes are not insulated have them covered with foam tubes. The purpose of this is to keep the water inside your pipes hotter for longer and protects against the cold.
  8. Use the Oven to heat the house. Leave the oven door open and let the heat transfer slowly into your kitchen, it’ll help keep your house warm while you eat.

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