7 tips to reduce your heating bills!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you will have been hearing about the cost-of-living crisis currently dominating UK headlines.

The recent surge in costs is causing great concern for the public as many will struggle to pay bills, keep warm and even eat.

Therefore, during these are concerning times, we decided to put together some tips and tricks to hopefully help save you money off your energy bills without breaking the bank ahead of the upcoming winter months.

  1. Thermal Curtains are a fantastic way to help keep heating bills down. Windows are one of the main sources of heat loss within a home, meaning by keeping them well insulated you can drastically reduce energy bills and the amount of heat lost from your home.

These curtains work by trapping the warm air inside your home and preventing it from escaping out of the windows. Although thermal curtains will require an initial upfront cost, they will pay for themselves over time. However, if this purchase isn’t attainable, you can insulate your windows in other ways such as applying a window insulation kit, window film or bubble wrap – providing an extra layer of insulation and helping to reduce heat loss.

  1. Seal cracks and holes within your walls, windows, and doors. By sealing any cracks and holes within your home you will help to keep the cold air outside and warm air inside your home, helping to reduce your energy bills and the efficiency of heating your home. Similar to the windows, sealing any gaps within your homes structure will keep your home warmer, this can be done by caulking or weatherstripping both of which can be found in most DIY stores.


  1. Closing doors to rooms not in use can help to keep rooms warm and prevent heat escaping unnecessarily. Another great tip is to use draft excluders on the doors of the rooms you are residing in more frequently than others, helping to keep that room warm and preventing heat loss.


  1. Make sure any ventilation systems are clean, dust free and uncovered. Ventilation systems within your home are key in keeping rooms warm. By ensuring any vents are free from dust and dirt and are not being blocked by any furniture this will help to keep your home warmer and ensure the cost of heating your home reduces.


  1. Wear warmer clothes inside during winter months will help to reduce the number of times you turn your heating up. Although this is an obvious one, it is still ignored by a lot of people. By wearing thermal clothing indoors, you can help to keep your heating costs down and heat your body. Wearing socks, bobble hats and jumpers whilst indoors will keep you warmer and ensure you aren’t turning your heating up as frequently.


  1. Programmable thermostats can help to drastically reduce energy bills. By installing a programmable thermostat into your home, you can set your heating for different temperatures throughout the day or easily turn your heating off at the click of a button. This means you can turn your heating to lower temperatures or off during the evening or times when you are not in your home, ensuring your heating isn’t on all day and thus reducing your energy bills.


  1. Check your eligibility for the ECO scheme. The Energy Companies Obligation scheme offers low-income, vulnerable and fuel poor households to apply for funding meaning these types of measures can be installed for free via companies such as Eco Home Insulation.

So, where do we come in…

The ECO Scheme helps to cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty within the UK. The scheme obligates energy companies with more than 150,000 customers to offer energy efficient solutions to those who need it most. The number of measures the companies install all depends on their market share, meaning some smaller companies may have limited availability. However, British Gas, Eon, Octopus, Bulb and EDF are all a part of this scheme and will have more readily available accessibility.

The ECO scheme doesn’t permit consumers to only use or contact their own energy suppliers. Instead, there are smaller companies that work with these bigger energy suppliers to offer this grant and provide the surveying, installing and continued maintenance of the insulation and heating measures offered.

Eco Home Insulation works as a trusted fitter for these bigger energy companies. Our role involves checking your eligibility for funding, sending our trusted surveyors out to your home to see what measures are required, accessing the funding from the Government for these measures on your behalf, installing the necessary products and helping with any maintenance needed after.

For more information or to check your eligibility visit our website or call us today on 0333 444 1062

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