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5 Energy Saving Tips To Help With Home Heating Costs

Saving money on heating can be easy, and doesn’t require you to have the technical know-how of one of our expert boiler engineers. Sometimes it could be as easy as nudging your thermostat down by one or two degrees.

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First, is your boiler working perfectly?

Before you get into anything else you should make sure your home is being heated as efficiently as possible. If your boiler is old or hasn’t been treated to regular maintenance, it could be using too much fuel to produce the heat you’re asking for.

Having your boiler serviced annually by one of our experts is a great way to ensure it’s ticking over as it should. However if your boiler is a particularly old model, you may want to think about upgrading to a newer, more energy efficient model which could save you money in the long run.

Aside from having a boiler you can rely on, there are several things you can do every day, to try and cut down your heating bills and potentially save on costs.

  1. Watch that thermostat
  2. It’s easy to have a bit of a trigger finger when it comes to the thermostat, nudging it up every time you feel a slight chill. However, by keeping the room’s temperature just one or two degrees lower than normal, you might be able to save money over the year.

    You could also try putting on an extra layer of clothing or snuggling up under a blanket instead.

  3. Get smart in the kitchen
  4. If you’re using the oven, try to cook multiple meals at once, when possible. You could save money by only using the oven for half the usual time.

  5. Always shop around for the best deals
  6. Your gas and electric bill isn’t always set in stone – you can try to save money by hunting down a better deal whenever you get the chance. Comparison sites have obviously made this chore a little easier. Simply go to your favourite and see which provider can give you the best prices.

  7. Let the sun shine!
  8. While this is particularly effective during the summer months as opposed to during winter,whenever the sun is beaming outside, open the curtains wide and let it shine in.

    This natural source of heat should allow you to warm up your home a little without having to spend a single penny.

  9. Consider a couple of home improvements
  10. While home improvements can be pricey, they may save you money in the long run. And there are currently some government grants in place to help you to make your home more energy efficient, if you’re deemed eligible. That same help extends to grants for boilers as well.

    Cavity wall insulation and loft insulation are two of the main home improvements you can make to stop as much heat escaping through the walls and roof of your home. If you can keep the heat inside, you hopefully won’t have to touch the thermostat as often.

Following our tips above could not only save you money on your heating bill but also benefit the environment too. We also have advice for lowering your whole energy bill, not just saving on heating costs. And on how you can make sure your house is using gas and electricity efficiently.

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[79] Online discount is available to domestic gas and LPG customers who receive an online quote for all boiler brands excluding Vokera. Discount will be applied as long as the quoted price is still applicable at the point of sale. Online discounted price is only available for the duration of the 14-day quote validity which starts from the day the quote was given. Offer is not available to Help-Link UK Ltd employees.

Online discount can be applied as follows:
All boiler manufacturer types excluding Vokera are eligible for a 5% discount off the final quoted price. Conventional to combi boiler swaps also qualify for an additional £50 discount after 5% initial discount is applied.

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Offer available from April 2017. Any boiler quotations before this date will not be eligible for the discount post purchase. Help-Link UK Ltd have the right to withdraw or change the offer at any time.
Online discount is automatically applied when the customer gets a quote using the online quote system at www.help-link.co.uk and as long as the customer meets all the above criteria.