With the average monthly energy bill standing at £97 for a medium-sized house in England, it is no wonder that many people look for ways to save money.
There are some simple measures you can take to cut your bill. For instance, you should let the sunshine in through the windows during the day during the colder months, and use thick curtains at night so you don’t lose heat through the windows.
Find out where draughts are coming from and use draught excluders to block the cold air. You may find cold air is coming through the cat flap or the letterbox.
If a draught is coming under a door, you can make your own draught excluders by cutting a pair of tights in two and stuffing them with socks, says an article from the BBC.
If you have gas central heating, you should move furniture, such as a sofa, away from the radiators so they can circulate as much hot air as possible.
You can also turn the thermostat down a degree or two, but not so much that the rooms are cold. Shut the doors of any rooms which aren’t used and turn down the radiators in those rooms too. This will prevent the cold air from these rooms going into other rooms.
Maybe It’s Time for a New Boiler
You should also make sure you have an energy-efficient boiler, as an older unit may be costing you money.
Which? says gas is the most popular fuel for heating in the UK. It says that modern condensing boilers are highly efficient and some are 90% or more efficient.
Finding a Reputable Company
If you are considering changing your gas boiler, you will need to use a registered gas engineer. New systems also need to be registered with your local authority, but the company you contract to do the work should do this for you.
You can look for companies online or ask friends for recommendations for companies fitting new boilers in Haslemere.
You will also need to get your boiler and other gas appliances serviced every year to make sure they are safe.