With everything so expensive at the moment, the cost of fuel, energy at home, food and general living costs rising, we all have to pay attention to where we can make savings, especially when it comes to the winter. Making sure that we can keep ourselves warm in our homes is important, as being too cold can make you poorly, or even be deadly, especially to older people, babies, and those who already have some underlying health problems.
There are some great practical ways that you can make your heat in the home go further – here are a few of them…
Have a boiler and heating health check – Making sure that your heating is performing properly is something that could really save you a fortune. Get a professional like this Evesham boilers company www.combi-man.com/boiler-finance/boiler-finance-evesham/ to come out and check your boiler is working as it should be. Your radiators also should be checked, as if there is air trapped in them then they may need bleeding. This is something that you can do yourself, but don’t be tempted to try to make repairs to a boiler yourself – this is something that should only ever be done by someone who is qualified.
Trap the Heat in – When you heat your home, keeping as much heat trapped inside the house is a way to save much more money on heating. Make sure that your home is well insulated – things like government schemes may be an option for you to be able to insulate your home. As well as this, you can use curtains and draught excluders to keep more heat inside your home rather than letting it out.
Replace old Windows – One of the biggest ways that a home loses heat quickly is through windows. If the windows are closed but you can still feel a draught coming through, then there is a problem with the window and will need to be repaired or replaced. Condensation in between the panes of a double-glazed window is also a sign that your window is not doing the job that it should be doing and could be letting your precious heat out of the house.