With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are reaching for the thermostat to keep our home warm. But this also increases our energy usage, and our bills. So how can you keep your home warm, without paying over the odds? Well, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing Services, we are leading heating experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you keep your heating bills low this New Year.
How to maintain lower energy bills this winter
With the temperatures set to plummet this winter, you might think you need to spend more on heating. But that’s not always the case. There are some simple things you can do to help your boiler, and your home, stay warmer for less this winter. This includes:
- Turn the thermostat up- while this might sound counterproductive to your goal, setting your thermostat to a steady 21 degrees will keep your home at a nice room temperature. And once you acclimatize to this temperature, you wont need to switch to the heating up and down. Instead you can allow your boiler to run at a low level, using less fuel, and performing efficiently.
- Service your boiler- your boiler will need servicing every year. And by making sure you keep up to date with boiler servicing, you can keep your boiler performing at a high level of efficiency. This is because it will not be obstructed by faulty parts or wear and tear, as these will have been identified and replaced, thanks to the boiler service.
- Bleed your radiators- house still feel cold? Well, radiators can become blocked with sludge and limescale, and they will need bleeding every year. This will help the hot water/steam to flow through the pipes and warm up your radiators, and your home, more efficiently, without putting additional strain on the boiler.
For more information get in touch with the experts today, here at Paul Robinson Heating and Plumbing Services.