Stop Heat Loss and Save Money
27th September 2011
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It may be one of the warmest weeks of the year but winter is just around the corner. There are a number of things you can do to make your house feel warmer and cut down on those all to expensive energy bills.


My top tips:

1) The Energy Savings Trust will help you with a free online energy survey.

2) Turn down the thermostat by just 1 degree centigrade and if you have to put on a sweater. This will help you to reduce your heating bills.

3) Turn off your central heating overnight and during the day if the house is empty.

4) Draught proofing can help too. Skirtings, windows and floorboards are all sources of a "wee breeze". A couple of weekends going round the house illiminating the draft will save you money and you will feel more comfortable too.

5) Make sure your hot water tank if you have one is well insulated. The british Standard is 75mm thick and for just about a fiver you can significantly reduce heat loss.

6) If you have some rooms in the house you are not using turn down the thermostat to a lower setting.

7) Follow the tip from Which? and pay by monthly direct debit and perhaps consider dual fuel tarifs. 

No promises but taking some or all of the above actions at worst will minimise your utility bills and at best you may enjoy a significant reduction.

Good luck!

About the Author

John C

Member since: 10th July 2012

Dedicated to building TBO Malvern but I still like to find time to play golf, usually on a Friday afternoon.Decorating and gardening is best left to the lovely Mrs Cook!

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