6 ways to save money on your heating bills right now

If you’re like most people, you’re probably looking for ways to save money on your heating bills right now. Luckily, there are some things you can do to reduce your costs without making too many sacrifices. Here are six tips that will help you offset some of the recent energy price hikes.

Get a programmable thermostat and set it to lower the temperature at night or when you’re not home

If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, now could be a great time to invest in one. You can save on your heating bills by simply setting the temperature to be lower at night or when you’re not home. Just make sure to set it back to a comfortable temperature before you return so you don’t come home to a cold house! In some cases you can even use the location of your phone to automatically turn your heating up or down. For example, your heating can be turned down when the last person leaves your home. Then when it detects someone returning home, it can start warming your house back up. With a programmable thermostat, you can always come home to the ideal temperature after a hard day’s work (while also saving money).

Seal any cracks or holes in your walls, windows, or doors

By doing this you can keep the warm air inside your home and the cold air outside where it belongs. You can use weatherstripping or caulk to fill in any cracks or gaps. Just a small crack can let in a lot of cold air, so it’s important to seal them up!

Another way to keep the heat inside is by using window film. You can find this at most DIY stores and it’s relatively inexpensive. Applying window film is easy and it will make a big difference in how much heat stays in your home.

There are lots of different ways to insulate your home, depending on where you live and what type of home you have.

Make sure your ventilation system is clean and free of dust and dirt

It might not be obvious, but your ventilation system can play a big role in how warm your home is. If it’s full of dust and dirt, the warm air might have a harder time getting through and you’ll need to keep opening doors and windows tom compensate. Make sure to clean you ventilation system regularly and you’ll hopefully see a difference in your heating bills!

Install thermal curtains to keep the heat in during winter months

Windows are one of the main sources of heat loss in a home, so making sure they aren’t letting out warm air will keep your heating bills down.

Thermal curtains are a great way to keep the heat in your home during winter months. They work by trapping the warm air inside and preventing it from escaping through the windows. While this option involves an upfront cost, with the way energy prices are rising they should pay for themselves in no time at all.

If you’re looking for an even more affordable option, consider installing window insulation kits or by adding extra layers of protection such as plastic film or bubble wrap.

Wear warm clothes inside instead of turning up the heat

This is an obvious one, but something a lot of people still don’t do. Wearing warm clothes inside will keep you comfortable and help to reduce your heating bill at the same time.

Bonus tip: Close off rooms that you’re not using

If there are some rooms in your home that you don’t use very often, close the door and turn off the heat. This will help to conserve energy and save you money on your heating bill.

See if you are eligible for heating or insulation grants

The Government is offering a range of grants that incentivise energy-efficiency improvements, and there are new grants available from April 2022. You could get free money to install insulation or to upgrade your heating to more efficient or renewable options (including heat pumps). The grants could save you hundreds if not thousands of pounds.

To find out more and see if you are eligible contact us at https://www.ecoproviders.co.uk/contact-us

If you’re looking for ways to save money on your energy bills, try some of the tips listed above to help keep your home warm and lower your energy bills. If you would like more personalised advice or assistance in implementing any of these measures, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help!

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