As temperatures gradually decline, you’re probably smothering yourself in a blanket and wondering how else to keep warm. Did you know that heat accounts for 70% of household energy consumption? Finding alternative ways to warm up your home can really help cut on the energy bill. Here are a few simple tips for heating up your home at little or no extra cost.
Open Your Curtails
Remember, hear from the sun is free! Make use of it by opening up your curtains and letting that sunlight in during the day. Shut your curtains at night so that they can act as another layer of insulation to keep rooms warm. In addition, you’ll want to make sure windows don’t have any leaks or gaps that can let warm air out. This will also help reduce condensation.
While it might feel nice to sit on your favorite sofa or love chair right in front of the radiator, these furniture pieces end up absorbing a ton of heat that could be going to the rest of your home. Keeping your radiator free of large furniture will help hot air to circulate freely. This also goes for curtains and drying clothes.
About 25% of heat is lost through the roof of your home. You can reduce this by installing insulation. It’s also worth taking a look at your walls, as another third of the heat is lost through them. Cavity wall insulation can save you big on heating bills. Check with your energy supplier to see if they have insulation schemes, as they can sometimes save you money on installation. You may also want to look into installing radiator panels, as they are cheap and easy method of ensuring that heat warms up your rooms and not your walls.
Upgrade Your Boiler
It’s a good idea to upgrade your boiler to something more modern and efficient if yours is older than 10 years. A new A-rated condensing boiler will often use less energy to produce the same amount of heat. You’re also much less likely to experience any issues with it going into the winter season.
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