Today – 5 Steps To Cheaper Heating Bills This Winter
EASY ways to get cheaper heating bill
Sadly, it’s gone cold far too quickly this autumn. It feels like winter already!
And what comes with the cold is worry over heating your home.
If you are anything like me, then you are always looking for ways to save money and hate forking out on things like gas bills, when you have your kids clothes (and yes, maybe that spa treatment) to think about!
So I thought I would do some research and see if there are any quick-fire ways to cut the cost of your heating bill this winter.
It turns out there are some savvy things you can do to help you save money!
Here are the top 5 easy ways to make sure you’re not in for a nasty shock when you open your first gas bill;
Turn down the thermostat, even just a bit
This may sound obvious, but did you know that if you turn down your thermostat by just one degree, it could save you around £65 a year?
The Energy Saving Trust has some useful information explaining how thermostats work and how to get the best out of them. Thee are more tips here on how to heat your house efficiently
Tinfoil behind the radiator
You may have heard that tinfoil behind the radiator can help you save money on your gas bill. It works by reflecting any heat back into the room, instead of escaping through the walls of your home, so it’s not as silly as it may sound!
You can either do it yourself, or buy specialist radiator foil, which you can stick on with strong wallpaper paste. You can get a roll from B&Q for around £7.
Plastic film around the windows
The theory behind this one is similar to the tinfoil. Any windows, which have small gaps or are not fitted properly, may be letting your precious heat escape – as much as 10%.
You can stop any drafts and reduce your heating bill by simply using sticky-back cling film on the inside of any window frames.
Check you are getting the best deal
You may have been with your gas provider for years, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a look around. There are plenty of online comparison sites which you can use to gauge how much a year you can save, if any.
Buy a radiator booster
I was excited to find out about this one, as I wasn’t even aware these existed.
You can actually buy a radiator booster for just £20 which is a small device you attach to your radiator. It traps the heat behind and can actually reduce your gas bill by around 10%!
You can buy these for under £20, and it not only helps you save money, but it will distribute heat more evenly around the room so your room heats up quicker.
I will definitely be getting myself one of those.
So, if you follow the above simple ways to reduce your heating bill, you can save your money for more exciting things!
Do you have any good tips for cheaper heating? Do leave us a comment below.
Find more of my budgeting tips over at Family Budgeting and Thrifty Home