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Ways to keep your heating costs down

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Ways to keep your heating costs down

Keep your heating costs down : Well, it’s no secret that the cost of living in the UK has skyrocketed over recent months. Households are getting extortionate bills for their energy usage, but unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to change the current financial situation. However, whilst we can’t alter the basic price of our energy, we can change the way we use it. And, if it’ll help us keep prices down every month – it’s a no brainer. So, here are some things you can do to keep your heating costs down.

 

Lower your thermostat

Keeping your thermostat at a consistently high temperature will hike your energy bills up a lot. Often, we forgot to change our thermostat when we’re out of the house so we end up wasting precious money heating an empty house. If you can take it, lower your thermostat during the day and when you leave your home, it could knock a lot off your monthly bill.

 

Check on your radiators

Radiators are often the main source of heat in your home. So, if they’re not working properly, you could have a problem on your hands. Make sure your radiators are working efficiently by getting a plumber to check them over – saving you money in the long run.

 

Seal all of your windows and doors

Heat can creep out of the places you least expect. You might think your home is airtight, but it’s worth doublechecking to ensure you’re not wasting energy. Failure to seal your windows and doors could result in your energy prices increasing as you’re paying to fuel a house that doesn’t keep its heat.

 

Keep an eye on your water usage

In the UK tap water is a commodity that we take for granted. We all enjoy a long, hot shower or a soak in the tub. However, cutting down on the amount of time spent using water could significantly reduce our energy bills. Small changes are all it takes to begin to lower your monthly payments. For example, not running the tap whilst cleaning your teeth or washing your dishes in the sink rather than the dishwasher.

 

Unplug chargers

You might think that your chargers aren’t working when they’re not connected to your phone or tablet, but you’re wrong. Chargers that remain plugged into the mains are still using electricity – so get them unplugged now!

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Consider replacing your computer with a laptop

Manufacturers are designing laptops to be more energyefficient than ever before. With longer run times, you can use your laptop even when it’s not plugged in. On the other hand, a computer needs to be plugged into the mains constantly, continuing to drain your energy supply and ramp up your bill. So, whether you buy a new one or tradein your old computer, it might be a smart choice.

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