There are few things better than returning home to a nice warm house in the winter months and it is important that you are able to keep the home warm so that everyone can be happy, cozy and comfortable. But how can you achieve this without spending a fortune on heating?
Aside from reducing energy costs, it may be a smart idea to have a boiler care package in place which will ensure that you are not without central heating when you need it most. However, homeowners often face a nasty shock when they get their winter energy bill so read on for a few smart ways to keep your costs down.
One of the most obvious ways to lower your energy bill is simply to wear more warm clothing as opposed to turning the heating up. It can be nice to wrap up warm with comfortable clothing and blankets in the winter months and this could make a big difference to your energy bill too.
Draughts are incredibly frustrating as a homeowner as they are very small but can make a huge difference to your home’s ability to retain heat and keep the cold air out. This is why it is a smart idea to find draughts and then to use draught excluders to stop any heat from escaping so that you are not constantly turning the heating up to keep the house warm.
It is a small trick but one which can make a big difference – simply closing your doors allows you to compartmentalize the home so that it is much easier to keep the heat in. You could also turn off radiators in empty rooms so that it is easier and faster to heat up the busy rooms like lounges and bedrooms at night.
Switching to thick curtains when the temperature starts to drop is smart as the windows can lose a lot of the heat in a room while bringing the cold in. Thick curtains will act as a barrier which will help to keep rooms warm while also making the home look much cozier.
These are a few of the best ways that you can keep your energy bill down this winter while still making sure that the home is kept warm, cozy and comfortable for this time of the year.