Chances are, you too are looking for ways to bring your heating bills down. When it comes to money, most of us are under pressure. As a result, we are always looking for ways to reduce our day-to-day bills. So, today, I thought I would take a look at reducing your heating bill.
Ways To Bring your Heating Bills Down
I appreciate we are in the middle of the summer. But, if you plan ahead and do one of the tasks below each month… By the time September comes, you will be ready for the cold weather and be in a position to heat your home for less.
Shop around for the best deals
Now is a good time to use a couple of comparison sites to see if you can reduce your gas or electric bills. There are still some really good deals around. If you use heating oil, like my brother does… Contact someone like SuperSaverOil, and see if you can get a discount for topping up during the warmer months.
Better still; see if you can get a good deal by clubbing together with your neighbours and placing an order. A lot of heating oil retailers are happy to do this because when people order their fuel like this they save time and money. Plus, firms know that if they provide a good service people will come back to them year after year.
It is also worth keeping an eye on the per litre price of heating oil. That way you can time your order to coincide with the lowest rate.
Get your boiler serviced
Maintaining your boiler properly is important from a safety point of view. But, servicing it regularly will also save you money in the long run. When your boiler works efficiently your home will heat up faster. Doing it now rather than waiting for the winter enables you to shop around to get the best service deal. If you leave it to the last minute, you will have no choice but to hire whoever is available, even if their price is high.
Update your insulation
Maximising the amount of insulation you have will make a huge difference to your bill. The Energy Saving Trust states that homeowners who live in a properly insulated property can expect to knock between £75 and £255 off their heating bills.
Draught-proof your home
Last, but by no means least is draught-proofing your home. On the next cool and windy day, go around your house and find out whether your windows and doors are letting cold air in.
Check your internal doors too and the edges of each room. Over time, materials shrink away from each other. So, sometimes a gap starts to develop between your skirting board and floorboards. When that happens, warm and cold air can easily be exchanged between rooms.
The best way to check for all kinds of draughts is to use incense. This video shows you how to do it safely and how to remedy most draughts…
Draught-proofing does not take long to do or cost much. Dealing with draughts will help everyone to feel more comfortable as well as reduce your power consumption, which will in turn help the planet.
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