Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Easy Ways to Save Plenty of Money on Your Heating Bill This Winter

Winter is well on it’s way, so as a result, we often find ourselves looking for ways to save money on our heating bills. We don’t want to have the heating on all day long, as it can cost a lot of money. We don’t want to freeze, though, either. So how can you save on your heating bill but still stay warm? Here are a few ideas for you. It is a good idea to get started with them now, so that when the real cold weather comes in, your home will be ready.


Bleed Your Radiators
Radiators can fill with air when they haven’t been used much over the summer. As a result, water can’t fill in them. So when you put the heating on, your radiators aren’t heating as much as they could be. So you will find yourself leaving your central heating on for longer, as you never feel warm enough. When you bleed your radiators, the air gets pushed out of them. Then your home can heat in a much more efficient way. And work as they should. It might be worth having someone come in do to a central heating power flush too. This is a method to clean the buildup of waste and particles that gather in your radiators. Doing so is a good way to improve the heating efficiency in the home. So in the long run, this will save you money on your energy bill.

Close Doors
When you are at home, you won’t be using all the rooms in the home all at the same time. So it is best to keep one or two rooms in the home warm while you are in them. This is better for your heating bill than having the whole house being toasty warm. One of the simplest ways to do this is to close the doors around your home. Then it keeps the heat in the rooms that you are in. Having your door wide open will lead to the heat leaving out to the hallways. They don’t need to be super warm, so that heat will just be wasted.

Turn Down the Thermostat
There isn’t always a need to have the thermostat in the home be as high as it can go. When it is high, it means more energy to heat the water right up to that temperature. So it costs a lot more. But just turning down your thermostat by a couple of degrees can save around 5% on your energy bill. We’re not talking big bucks here, but it is better than nothing, right? So turn down the thermostat a little and put on an extra jumper or some thick socks. Then you can still stay warm at home.

Use Candles and Fires

One sure fire way to stay cozy and warm over winter is to have an open fire or candles lit around the home. They create a cozy environment, was well as actually being a heat source. So if you have a fireplace, consider getting a log burner or converting it to an open fire.