For many in the UK, winter is the most magical, fairytale-like time of the year. Yet, for others, the spell disappears at midnight – as soon as their homes start resembling cold caves. Adding up layers of blankets and jumpers won’t solve the issue long-term. If you want to warm up your home for the upcoming holidays and many years to come, but prevent your electric meter running like crazy, make sure to comply with the following 5 tips.
1. Insulate your pipes
One of the easiest and quickest ways to make your home warmer and save up some energy is to insulate your pipes. Pipe lagging reduces heat loss from the system, and prevents pipe freezing and bursting.
2. Use timers and thermostats
Thermostatic radiator valves come handy when you want to make the temperature in your home suit your lifestyle. What is more, you can even control the temperature of different radiators in your household.
Also, it would be great to program your boiler so it starts heating your home 30 minutes before you usually get up. Setting it at a lower temperature will save you a couple of bucks, as turning it at a high temperature the second you get u will make your electricity bills higher.
Then, set the timer for your boiler to start working 30 minutes before you get back home from work.
3. Get a new boiler
If you have a boiler 10 years or older, it may be the right time to replace it with a newer, more efficient model. This would save you up to £350 a year and make your home warmer and inviting. If you need advice on replacing your old boiler, get in touch with us.
4. Make sure your water tank is lagged
Properly lagged or insulated water tank will keep the water warmer for more time. You can upgrade its “old jacket” or insulate it to reduce heating costs and enjoy the warmth spreading through your home.
5. Install radiator panels
When winter comes, the least you want is to heat up your walls instead of warming up your room. Radiator panels do the trick here by reflecting the heat inside of your home. The installation is easy as one-two-three, and you won’t spend a bunch of money on this upgrade – bingo!
You don’t have to do this alone! My Smart Services provides solutions that will make you toasty this winter, and many yet to come.