With the cold weather due to set in, more people are looking at ways to save money on their heating bills. The good news is that you do not require a hefty budget to cut your heating bills; there are ways to save energy suited for every budget.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH NO MONEY?
Saving energy does not necessarily require large investments, even though investing in efficiency often pays off in the long term.
If you’re looking to save on your heating bills, you should at least draw the blinds at dusk to prevent heat loss and, if you haven’t done so already, you should also look at switching your energy supplier. This can save you some serious money with little effort. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), households could save up to £210 a year when switching a supplier.
IF YOU HAVE SOME MONEY TO SPARE?
With some money to spare, you could upgrade your curtains to a pair of thermal ones or fit carpets to reduce the overall heat loss of your home. Reducing heat loss will improve the efficiency of your heating system as the heat created does not escape as easily, resulting in more efficient operation of your heating system.
INVEST IN IMPROVED EFFICIENCY
If you are looking to enjoy lower energy bills for the long term, investing in a more efficient heating system or a smart thermostat is advisable. Underfloor heating operates at a lower temperature than central heating systems and requires a lower room temperature making the system more efficient to run.
Smart thermostats can bring significant savings by finding more efficient ways to heat your home. Working with central and underfloor heating systems, the Warmup 4iE Smart WiFi Thermostat can save up to 25% on your energy usage by calculating the most efficient time and temperature settings for your home. It also finds the best energy tariffs available, saving on average a further £210 per year according to the DECC.
So whether you’re on a tight budget or are looking to invest in making your home more efficient, take a look at this infographic for some of our top tips to saving money on your heating bills.