Don’t be fooled by the lingering sunshine. Winter is just around the corner and soon it’ll be time to crank up the heater and snuggle up under the rug to keep warm.
If you’re looking to minimise costs and increase your energy savings, autumn’s the best time to get started on winter proofing your home.
Here are five simple tips to keep warm and heat up your savings.
Take advantage of the autumn sun
The temperature may have dropped but the autumn sun is still shining bright enough to offer up some warmth. Keep curtains and blinds open during the day and make the most of the natural light, you’d be surprised by how much heat gets let in.
Seal the heat in
Once you’ve let the heat in, you’re going to want to keep it there. Seal the leaks around windows, doors and vents with cost-effective rubber weather strips. It’s one of the easiest and cheapest ways to increase energy savings.
Piling on the layers with jumpers and warm woollies will certainly help with the chill but don’t forget to rug up more than just yourselves. Adding carpets and rugs to your living space is a great way to reduce the amount of heat escaping through the floors and has the added benefit of making your home look a little cosier.
Turn up the heat (just enough)
There’s nothing more enjoyable than a hot shower on a cold day but check that your heater isn’t set to max. Turning the heat down even just a little doesn’t mean you’ll have to have a cold shower but it will mean throwing cold water on your energy bills.
Get in the zone
It’s inevitable for the heater to get switched on at some point but heating wisely will minimise your energy costs. Every degree you add to your thermostat will also add dollars to your bill. Zone the room you’re in by closing doors and window and rug up before you turn the heater so you don’t heat up the room more than necessary.
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