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Tips for Keeping Heating Costs Down in Winter

No one wants to be cold around this time of year, so we have put together a few tips to help you keep warm and save money.

Use timers on your heating – 30 minutes before you get up and 30 minutes before you get home is usually recommended.

Move furniture – make sure nothing is blocking your radiators.  While it’s lovely to sit on a sofa in front of a radiator in winter because it’s toasty, it doesn’t allow the radiator to heat the air fully.  When drying clothes, make sure they aren’t directly in front of the heat source too, you will find the room warms a lot quicker!

Turning your thermostat down 1 degree could cut your heating expenses by 10%

Use the sun to your advantage – although it is cold outside, the rays of sunshine still feel warm, especially when magnified by glass! Make sure your curtains on your south-facing windows are kept open during the day for a bit of natural heating!