The cold has arrived, and your boiler is probably itching to be turned on, so let us give you a few hints and tips on how you can keep those heating bills down this winter.
1. New boiler
This may seem a bit drastic, but the older your boiler is the more heat you’ll be wasting and the more money you’ll be spending! Boilers contribute up to 55% towards your annual energy bills, so it’s worth looking into whether you could benefit from a new boiler. Modern boilers work more efficiently by heating quicker while preserving energy.
2. Check your thermostat
Most houses are controlled from a thermostat, usually hung on a wall in a main area of the house, or you may have multiple thermostats to control each room. Either way, by simply turning your thermostat down by 1 degree can save you money each month and you really won’t feel a huge difference in your home.
3. Shut doors and close curtains
Did you know that up to 35% of heat is lost through the walls, doors and windows of your home. So, make sure your windows are properly closed and draught-proof your doors. The government offer wall cavity insulation to some homeowners, so it’s definitely worth checking that out.
4. Get the blankets out!
This might seem an obvious thing to do in the winter when you’re cold, but rather than bumping that heating up by a couple of degrees, grab your cosy blanket and snuggle into that.
5. Service your boiler
We advise that you have your boiler serviced annually. This ensures it is safe and legal as well as making sure it’s running at its most efficient. A poorly functioning boiler can waste energy and money.
Heat Haus offer ‘Haus Care’, a care package whereby you pay a small monthly fee and this covers any unexpected work – including the winter! It also includes that all-important annual boiler service! Give us a call today to find out more and for any questions, you may have on keeping your home warm and efficient.
We’ve got a range of plans to help keep your home warm and working. Whether it’s your boiler, central heating or plumbing our Haus Care cover helps you avoid the unexpected costs of breakdowns and ensures that we are on hand 24x7 for any emergencies.
All plans include an annual service.