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Keeping your House Warm for Winter

With winter fast approaching, we have a handy guide about how to keep the costs down for the cold winter months! Here are our top three tips below:

Time your hot water

If you’ve got a system boiler – the type that heats up water for your bath or the washing up – there’s probably a large part of the day when you don’t need to use it.

Put your hot water on a timer set to come on before you get up or get home – give it 20 minutes to heat up if it’s a newer boiler and you’ll use less energy.

Make the most of natural heat

If you’ve got a conservatory or patio doors that catch the sun, keep the curtains open during the sunniest part of the day and let the warmth in.

Don’t forget to shut them again once the sun goes down or you’ll be losing heat again fairly quickly.

Mind the gaps

If you live in an older house, you’ll know all about draughts. Decorator’s caulk is a flexible sealant, which you can use to seal gaps around doors, windows and skirting boards. Add keyhole covers to doors and draught brushes at the bottom.

If you’ve got gaps in your floorboards, a good rug will help. And they might look good, but open fireplaces can create a vacuum, sucking in cold air from the floor. A chimney balloon could help fix that!

For any further heating tips please do not hesitate to contact us for your winter boiler check!

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