Over the last year, heating costs have skyrocketed. This has led to families all over the UK being forced to cut down on the amount of gas and electricity they use in their home.
An “energy crisis” in the UK ultimately shows that the cost of living is rising. Therefore, it is understandable that you may be worried about the future. If you are struggling to pay your central heating bills, below are some potential ways to save money that you can put away for later.
- Invest in a new boiler
If you are thinking about updating your home this year, either with underfloor heating specialists in Essex or with an architect that can change the entire layout of your property, one of the main updates you might focus on is your boiler.
Essentially, your boiler is the heart of your home. It keeps the different rooms of your house warm and cosy. However, if it is old and faulty, you could be spending more money on your heating than you need to.
That’s why, if you want to make one large investment, it should be replacing your older boiler with a new model. That way, you will be able to help save money on your central heating for years to come.
- Wear lots of layers
It’s understandable that you may have decided to turn your thermostat off altogether. Central heating is expensive. However, that does not mean you should sit in your home cold and unhappy.
Try to wrap up with lots of layers of clothing and keep blankets around exposure points to the outside world – in other words, windows, and doors. This will enable you to better trap the heat in your home and keep as warm as possible.
- Time your thermostat
Outside of wearing more clothing, having a regular supply of hot drinks, and having hot water bottles in your bed, you can also save money on your central heating by timing when your thermostat and radiators go on during the day.
It’s natural that you will be leaving your home from time to time to go to your job or undertake errands. So, time your thermostat to when you are going to be at home. That way, you won’t leave your heating on all day and waste money!
- Renewable energy
“Green” is one of the biggest words of 2022. If you want to save money on your heating, at the same time as helping the planet, you may want to go for a more renewable energy resource to help create heat in your home. Air source heat pumps might be an option if you are willing to have them installed, as they could help you reduce your future bills and save on fuel.
- Powerflush your radiators
Did you know that sludge and dirt can actually build up inside your radiators? This can create cold areas in your radiator, meaning that it takes longer to heat up if the radiator is an older model.
That’s a good reason to look into the powerflushing services that could help you save money in the longer run, because when such deposits are cleared, your radiators will likely heat up quicker and not waste so much energy.
There you go – just five suggestions for how you can help reduce your own household’s central heating expenditure in 2022. For a more in-depth discussion of how our solutions here at HGM Mechanical could help relieve your own concerns in this area, why not get in touch directly with us today?