Tips to save money on your heating bills

Tips to save money on your heating bills

If you don’t need it on, turn it off

Many people believe that leaving the heating on at a lower temperature is cheaper. Its a MYTH. Have your heating control set up to so that your heating come on only when needed, and goes off when not required.

Close Doors

If you have rooms in your property that you are not using very often, close the door. Central heating room controls work on the air temperature in the room. If you have thermostatic radiator valves fitted and they are turned down in rooms you are not using, cold air will leak out of the room affecting the temperature of the house and causing the heating to continue running in order to heat the house back up.

Don’t use electric room heaters, gas fires

Generally the most economical way of heating your house is your central heating system. Gas fires are a relatively inefficient means of heating your house. Typically they are at best about 60% efficient in comparison to your gas boiler which could be up to 90% efficient.

Turning down your thermostat

By turning down your thermostat by 1 degree can save 10% on your heating costs. Reducing the room temperature by just 1 degree can save around £75 per year according to the energy saving trust

Upgrade Heating Controls

Simply installing a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves can save up to £400 a year according to the energy saving trust. Whilst the figure may be slightly optimistic if the saving is half this figure then the payback period is probably around 2 years.

At maximum efficiency

Ensure your boiler is working at maximum efficiency. Boilers are designed to operate within precise settings. Having your boiler serviced to ensure it is operating within the manufacturers limits with a flue gas analysis can pay for itself in one year.