5 Tips to Reduce Your Heating Bills

If you’re like most people in the UK, the cost of heating your home probably skyrockets during the winter months. Extended periods of cold weather mean that many of us have our heating on from morning till night, something that can quickly add a significant amount to the monthly fuel bill. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can reduce the amount of energy you use and cut down your heating costs. Making a few changes to your daily habits and improving the efficiency of your property could have a dramatic impact on your heating bills and your bank balance.
  1. Check your boiler is on the correct setting
All too often, homeowners end up paying more than they should for fuel simply because their boilers are on the wrong setting. If your thermostat is set too high, you could well be wasting money overheating your home. A good way to moderate the settings on your boiler is to invest in a weather or load compensation thermostat. These devices adjust the settings on your boiler automatically to allow for sudden cold snaps and unexpected heat waves. Alternatively, you can simply keep an eye on the weather forecast and adjust your thermostat accordingly.
  1. Invest in a modern boiler
Modern boilers are a lot more energy efficient than their older counterparts. As well as using less fuel to heat your home, modern condensing boilers reuse heat that would previously have been wasted and pump it back into your property. If you’re not sure your boiler is up to scratch, talk to a reliable supplier about the other options available on the market.
  1. Balance your radiators
When you switch the heating on, do you find there are some rooms in your home that become roasting hot while others stay cool or even chilly? If so, it could be because your radiators are out of balance. Take the time to check the settings on each radiator to ensure each appliance is generating the correct amount of heat. Turn down radiators in rooms that you don’t use to conserve valuable energy.
  1. Clean your radiator system 
As well as being a lot more efficient, a clean radiator system is essential if you’re installing a new boiler. A lot of manufacturers will void your warranty if you don’t clean the system when the new appliance is installed, so make sure you get a qualified technician around to take care of the job as quickly as possible.
  1. Have your boiler serviced
Your boiler will be working hard all winter. To ensure it’s match fit and ready for the challenge, have your boiler serviced on a regular basis. A skilled professional will be able to ensure your appliance is working as it should and spot any potential problems before they turn into major issues. Find out more about looking after your boiler, and learn about boiler servicing in Watton, Swaffham and Thetford, by getting in touch with a member of our team today.

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