Heating Tips

You can help cut your energy bills and make an impact on the efficiency of your home if you follow these simple steps.

1. Turn down the heat
Turning down your central heating thermostat by one degree can cut you heating bill by up to £55 per year.

2. Thermostat controls
Many modern thermostats allow you to set the time that heating should be on and off, ensuring you’re not heating an empty home.

3. Thermostatic valves
Allow for each room heating to be set independently

4. Upgrading to a high-efficiency boiler
Older boilers can be as little as 60% efficient, upgrading to a new high-efficiency boiler can greatly reduce your heating bills. Use our online boiler savings calculator to see how much you could be saving by upgrading your boiler.

5. Draught proofing
Ensure you have draught proofed your home by inspecting all gaps around doors and windows to stop heat escaping.

6. Don’t turn up the heat
Remember that turning up the heat will not speed up the warming of your home, if your set the heat to over 60 degrees centigrade your boiler will combine cold water to cool it down.

7. Insulation jacket
If your boiler uses a hot water tank, ensure you have a insulation jacket that is at least 75mm thick.

8. Service your boiler
Ensuring your boiler is annually serviced you are much less likely to have to deal with emergency repairs and the boiler will be operating at maximum efficiently which is more likely to reduce your heating bills.