Tips to save money on heating your home
Seal up leaks
Track down draughts around your doors, windows and skirting boards to stop the cold air getting in. Something as simple as a door snake or a rolled up towel can stop leaks under the door or pay a visit to your local hardware shop to find suitable products to seal things up.
You can lose up to 40% of your home's heat from your windows. Let the sunshine (and its welcome heat) in, then close your curtains to contain the warmth inside. If you own your home, consider double glazing for maximising heating (and cooling) efficiency in your home.
Cover your hard floors with rugs
Adding warmth to your property with rugs, carpet and various comfy and warm furnishings will increase the warmth in your home.
Reverse your ceiling fans
Changing the direction to anti clockwise pushes rising warm air back down to the floor.
A large amount of your home's heat is lost through the ceiling, walls and floor. Insulating your home (especially the ceiling) will make it noticeably easier to warm your home with less energy.
Dress for success
Layering up is the key to keeping warm. Avoid cotton and select wool, merino, polyester and nylon. Get out the thermal underlayers on extra cold days and don’t forget to wear a hat, jumper, gloves, socks, and a scarf.