Cutting down on your heating bill

These burdensome heating bills are increasingly expensive, despite the added competition in the market with the proliferation of price comparison sites for the energy sector. If you want to alleviate this costly burden, you need to find ways to cut your bills down.

Smart thermostat

A smart thermostat is a great way to cut down on your heating costs. This heating control allows you to control the temperature in your home and it is also connected to the internet, allowing you to control the temperature or change the heating scheduling remotely from an app on a smartphone or tablet.

Curtains

Thick curtains with a thermal lining can cut down on heating loss through the windows of your property. This is an affordable approach to minimising heating loss and is often overlooked. Although not always possible due to the weather, letting the sunlight in during the day through the windows is a great way to heat up your home for free.

Seal the gaps

Double glazing is a good way of creating heating efficiency but it can be quite an expensive option. A cheaper alternative is to add self-adhesive foam strips, metal or plastic ones that can aid in sealing any gaps in the edges of the windows.

Government grant

You might be eligible for help with your energy bills or to make your home more energy efficient with a government grant. You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/energy-grants-calculator

 

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