With increasing utility bills, more householders are looking at ways to save money on heating costs. We’ve highlighted some of the ways that can help you save money on heating bills in this blog post.
TO SAVE MONEY ON HEATING: INSULATE
One of the key things in heating your home efficiently is to make sure that the warm air does not escape due to poor insulation. Good insulation decreases the heat loss and keeps your home warmer for longer so investing in double glazed windows, properly insulated walls and front door will make your home heat up faster using less energy.
CONTROL YOUR HEATING
It is a common misconception that leaving the heating on low all day is more energy efficient than switching your heating off completely when you’re not at home. Keeping the heating on all day just so that your home is warm for when you’re back is costly.
One of the best ways to cut your heating bill is to install a smart thermostat that will automate and optimise the control of your heating saving money on your heating bill. The 4iE Smart WiFi Thermostat, for example, can save homeowners up to £200 on their energy bill by finding the smart ways to heat a home more efficiently. The 4iE learns how your home reacts to heating and adjusts your heating for most efficient energy usage.
TURN YOUR THERMOSTAT DOWN
Most people are accustomed to a 21°C room temperature but heat their homes to a higher temperature without realising it. Turning the thermostat down will make a difference in your energy bill and in most cases, you can reach the same level of comfort by having a lower room temperature. So try turning down the thermostat by a degree or two and see if you can tell the difference and if not then you can start using the new lower room temperature. The more you turn the temperature down, the more you will save so try different room temperatures to find the lowest comfortable temperature.
BECOME AWARE OF HOW MUCH ENERGY YOU’RE USING
Do you monitor your energy consumption? If the answer is no, you may not always know what uses the most energy in your home and whether changing that would help to save you money. Usually, the older the appliance the more energy they use, but this is not always the case so it’s worthwhile getting a device that allows you to monitor your energy usage.
TO SAVE MONEY ON HEATING: GET UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Underfloor heating is known for its efficiency. Running at a lower temperature than radiators and reaching the desired room temperature quickly, the system provides heat in an efficient manner. Underfloor heating produces radiant heat, warming the room from the ground up. There are no cold spots and the even heat distribution means that no energy will be wasted to compensate for a cold spot elsewhere in the room.
MAKE SURE YOU’RE ON THE BEST ENERGY PRICE
If your fixed tariff is coming to an end, or even if you are on a fixed tariff that is not expiring soon, it is worthwhile seeing if you are overpaying for energy as switching suppliers can save you up to £210 (source Department of Energy and Climate Change). The 4iE Smart WiFi Thermostat automatically looks for better energy prices from alternative suppliers telling you how much you could save by switching onto a better energy price.
Learn more about the saving money on your heating bill with a smart thermostat by taking a look at the 4iE Smart WiFi Thermostat.