Turn down to save
Thermostats aren’t the most exciting screen in your home, so it’s unsurprising that we never think about them until we’re either freezing or sweltering. If you had a think right now, would you know what temperature your thermostat is set to? Would you notice if it was turned down one degree?
A reduction of just 1°C can save you £60 per year, plus a reduction of 310kg of carbon dioxide from your carbon footprint, so you can save the pennies and the planet at the same time.
Don’t cover up
Drying clothes on your radiator, using radiator covers and putting furniture in front of your radiators are all culprits of rising heating bills. They all lower the quantity of heat released, meaning that your boiler (and your wallet) has to work twice as hard to heat a room.
Instead, invest in a clothes horse or heated towel airer to hang your wet clothes on, reorganise your rooms to ensure your radiators aren’t hidden behind furniture and forgo that Instagram worthy radiator cover in favour of a toasty home.
Treat each room individually
If you spend more time in some rooms than others, but have the heating set to the same temperature in every room, you could be wasting energy and money.
Avoid spending unnecessary cash in rooms you barely open by turning your radiator thermostat right down in these rooms. You should aim to reduce the temperature enough to save some energy, but remember to keep the room from getting too cold by retaining some heat to avoid other problems such as frozen pipes or damp.
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