A mounting energy bill is something every homeowner dread at this time of year as we turn the heating up to combat the cold winter chill. But keeping warm doesn’t have to result in a huge energy bill. In this article, we will be providing you with 5 things you can do to reduce your monthly energy bill whilst keeping your home warm.
Insulate Your Home
One of the best things you can do for your home is to insulate it. Whether you opt for roof cladding installation or insulation in the loft, this will help to keep in the heat and protect your home against water and other issues. By insulating your home, you can then turn down the heat allowing you to keep your house warm without having the heating on full blast.
Dress The Windows
In addition to insulating the loft and the roof, you can also keep in the heat by dressing the windows. By placing curtains around the windows, this will keep the cool air out and the warm air in. In addition to this, curtains can help to make the room more comfortable and welcoming for visitors. By tucking the edges of the curtains down the back of the radiator, you are then ensuring that the heat goes into the room and not behind the window as this will lead to energy being used that could have otherwise been saved, thus helping to reduce the cost of monthly bills.
Turn Down The Heat
When the installation has been completed, you can then begin to slowly turn down the heat. IF your home is a little bit colder than you are used to, wearing knitwear will keep you warm without having to turn up the heat. Though this will take time for you to get used to, this will then reduce the costs in the long term allowing you to stay warm in the winter months without the heating being on at all times.
Invest In Double Glazing
If the insulation is not helping to keep the heat in, then your windows could use an upgrade. If you are living in a slightly older home with loose window fittings, it may be beneficial to invest in some form of double glazing. This will not only prevent the heat from escaping, but it will also prevent other damages such as mould and mildew around the windowpane as well as increase the property value of your home should you come to sell it in the future.
Change Your Provider
The final way that you can save money on your monthly bills this winter is by changing your provider. With a number of hidden charges as well as price increases, this could lead to you paying more in the long term. Therefore, gathering quotes from other providers and comparing will help you to make the best decision and find a provider that is affordable and fits within your budget.
Whether you are a new homeowner looking to weatherproof your home or you are looking to cut your monthly spending, we are sure that you will be able to cut your heating bills in half as we head into the new year. Which of these will you be trying first?
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