Heating your home for less this Winter

I don’t know if the same goes for you, but when November time swings around every year, my heating gets put on and doesn’t get turned off again until March. Heating in homes accounts for 70% of household energy consumption, and the cost of heating your home is becoming increasingly more expensive. So here are a few tips on how to reduce your heating bill this Winter.

Use your curtains

A simple one to start off with is to take full advantage of your curtains and leave them open in the daytime so that sunlight can stream through and heat up your home. There are less hours of sunlight in the Winter, so once the sun goes down and it begins to get dark, shut your curtains, as this acts as another way of insulating your home and keeps the warmth from escaping out. The thicker your curtains, the better.

Wrap up warm

This may seem like an obvious one but my parents always used to tell me to put on a jumper if I was cold, as this is an effective way to save money on your heating. If you have a hot water tank, make sure it is well insulated as this could save you up to £150 a year on your heating bills.

Upgrade your windows

There are many benefits of upgrading your windows, however just making the simple switch and upgrading your windows to double glazing will make a world of difference to the heat retention in your home. This will make your home more energy efficient and will help your home to maintain a consistent temperature. Toughened glass manufacturers UK can help you upgrade your windows.

Move your sofa

Avoid placing your sofa or large furniture in front of your radiators, as this stops the hot air from circulating your room correctly. You may enjoy sitting by the radiator and absorbing the warm air, although something as simple as moving your sofa could mean your house gets a lot warmer, faster.