Top Tips for Heating your Home in The UK
With the winter months arriving, staying warm is a must with the temperatures dropping every day. Many of us are trying our utmost to save money on our utility bills. You’ve more than likely heard the saying from a family member ‘just put on a jumper’, which is a good way to combat the cold but doesn’t completely solve the problem.
So if you’re looking to make your home warmer, not just yourself without racking up a big bill this is the guide for you.
Ensure Draft Protection
According to a recent survey, 46% of individuals live in homes that haven’t been made draught-proof. This refers to windows and doors that are letting in cold air because of gaps.
To improve windows and doors, you would need to hire a professional to draught-proof your home. Obviously, this will cost money but will provide long-term savings going forward. The service costs approximately £80 to £275 for materials and installation.
Once your property is draught-proof, you will enjoy warmer household temperatures even with the heating on lower!
Insulation Around Pipes
When hot water is pumped around the various pipes throughout your house, some heat is lost. A simple way to prevent the heat from escaping is to insulate the pipes to ensure you get the most from what you spend.
I bet you’re wondering, how much is this going to cost? Well, thankfully this process doesn’t need an expert to come, you can simply complete it yourself. All that is required is for you to purchase foam insulation tubes which will cost roughly £20 for a medium-sized house. Fit the tubes over your pipes around the house and you’re all set.
Not only will you be saving money on your bills, but this technique also reduces the chance of your pipes bursting which can be very expensive.
Smart Heating Controls
Controlling the heating of your home has never been easier with smart heating controls. With a tablet or smartphone, you can download an app that allows you to control the temperature in every room.
Use smart heating controls to keep the temperature higher in the rooms you’re in usually and reduce it in others to provide the ultimate level of warmth while keeping costs down.
You can even set alarms that will automatically put the heating on for you, to get you that much-needed motivation in the mornings to get out of bed. In addition, you can turn off the heating from anywhere with a wifi connection, so do not fear if you forgot about it when going out just simply click on the app, and off it goes.
New boilers are far more efficient than old boilers. A new boiler is seen as an investment that will pay off from all the savings you receive on your utility bills. Keep in mind a new boiler is a major decision to make and will require a lot of careful research to ensure you get the best deal.
If you want some advice, New Age is here to help. If you live in Southampton or the surrounding area, we can provide free advice on our recommended boilers along with friendly and professional boiler installation services to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Contact us here to inquire today.