Heat Saving Advice this Winter | Home Care Heating

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How to Save Money on Your Gas Bill

Studies reveal the UK’s homes are the most inefficient in Europe, and with bigger bills coming through the door you might be wondering how to save on your heat bills. That being said, find our tips below on doing just that so you can keep your house warm in those colder months.

Tip 1: Keeping your Windows Closed is one Way How to Save on Heat

It may seem pretty straight forward, but sometimes you need to go further than just closing your windows, so how can you not just keep heat in but increase the heat in your home from your windows?

Whilst the sun might not seem like it’s up to much, UV rays are still able to penetrate cloud cover and warm up your home.

Take advantage of the sun’s natural ability to heat up your home by opening your curtains during the day and closing them in the evening. This tip is particularly relevant for curtains facing south, since these entry-points experience the most amount of sun light during the day.

You’ll appreciate the extra heat when you arrive home from work on a cold winter’s night. Likewise, don’t forget to close curtains during the night to ensure heat you’ve accumulated during the day does not escape, this isn’t the only thing that will allow for your naturally built heat to escape though. You should ensure that your windows are properly sealed because often, in older windows especially, there are drafts that can squeeze their way through the seals of your windows and gradually make your home colder.

Check all of your windows and ensure there isn’t any potential for drafts, it may surprise you how much you can actually save.

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Tip 2: Monitoring your Radiators is Another Way How to Save Heat Energy in Your Home

Keeping on top of the quality of your radiators is vital, find out why below.

One easy way to improve radiator efficiency is to give each radiator a thorough dusting. When dust accumulates on radiators, it prevents the heat circulating your home, meaning that essentially, this is going to waste.

So, why have a boiler for heating if you can’t feel the benefits of it? To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your money and the power of your boiler, service your radiators when necessary. Similarly, you should also ensure that your radiators are bled. This means unscrewing the radiator’s valve until all of the trapped air releases.

Ensure your radiators are bled. This involves unscrewing the radiator’s valve until all trapped air is released. The reason behind this is due to the fact that trapped air prevents water filling your radiators and thus, decreases their efficiency at circulating heat. It is a simple task that can be done with just a radiator key and takes only a few minutes, but it can have a significant impact on the performance of your heating system.

Finally, avoid covering your radiators with drying laundry. Radiant heat works by circulating around your rooms; laundry will block this flow of heat meaning your rooms do not heat up correctly.

Tip 3: A Surefire Way of Saving Heat is Investing in a New Boiler

Sometimes, it is time to say goodbye to old boilers that have had simply ran out of efficiency due to old age, a new boiler is an investment that will save you in the long-run.

Investing in a new boiler replacement can bring many benefits, including improved comfort, increased energy efficiency, and reduced energy bills. Here are some reasons why it may be a good idea to get a new boiler replacement:

  • Improved Comfort: A new boiler can provide consistent heating throughout your home and ensure that you have hot water when you need it.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency: New boilers are designed with energy efficiency in mind, and can be up to 90% more efficient than older boilers. This means that you can save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: New boilers are designed to be more reliable and require less maintenance. This can result in fewer repairs and reduced maintenance costs over time.
  • Improved Safety: An old or faulty boiler can be a safety hazard, and a new boiler will be equipped with modern safety features to ensure that your home is protected.

For most Wirral and Liverpool homes, we recommend one of our 95% efficient combi-boilers.

Also set your boiler’s water thermostat to 48C. This is hot enough for washing. Anything above this temperature means you’re heating water up too much, you will likely add cold water to over-heated water – this means you’re wasting water and fuel.

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Tip 4: Utilise Boiler Heating to It’s Full Potential by Adding Interior

Decorating your home can actually not just be beneficial aesthetically, but practically too.

One simple fix that can make a big difference is your flooring.

By adding rugs and carpet to the rooms in your home, you increase the heat retention overall. Things like rugs as well as carpet act as insulation and reduce the amount of heat that would typically be lost through a laminate or wooden floor.

Rugs and carpets trap heat in the room, but they can also keep you warm by flowing down the transfer of heat from your feet to the floor. The floor then feels much warmer, as do you, and your room retains the heat more efficiently.

Call for a Quote on 0333 323 2741

An engineer is available to survey your home for free before boiler installation takes place. We provide boiler installation services in the Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire, Manchester and North Wales area. Call 0333 323 2741 or contact our office for more information.