7 Ways To Keep Your House Warm And Save Money
As summer 2020 is coming to an end, the storms keep coming and the temperature is certainly dropping. You are probably starting to feel a nip in the air, so now is the ideal time to start thinking about reducing household running costs as we move into autumn.
There are many ways to keep your house warm (and save money), so you don’t have to sit in a cold house or face a massive dent in your bank balance.
1: Don’t pay over the odds on your heating oil
Whether you use kerosene oil or gas oil to power up your heating systems, here at Super Saver Oil we pride ourselves on being able to help you, the consumer, make savings on the domestic heating oil products you use.
Compare the prices of our home heating oil with others on the market, and we think you will be pleasantly surprised at what we can offer you. After all, you shouldn’t have to bankrupt yourself to stay warm in the colder weather, so check out our supersaver oil prices and freeze those blasted energy bills!
2: Check your boiler
Is your boiler working efficiently? If it’s making unusual noises, failing to heat up your home sufficiently, and if it’s more than ten years old, then it might be time to consider getting it serviced or opting for a replacement. Either way, you will save money in the long-run when your boiler is up and running again and heating your home as it should.
On this note, we would also like to point you to the premium kerosene oil that we offer customers. This is designed to improve system efficiency and to protect your heating system, so to ensure your home stays warm for many years to come; you might want to make the switch. Get a quote here.
3: Keep out the draughts
You will struggle to stay warm if there are draughts coming through gaps in your doors and windows, so have a walk around your house and check for any problem areas. Should you discover any trickles of cold air, you should either contact a professional for experienced advice, or carry out some DIY fixes, perhaps by installing self-adhesive rubber seals around the problem areas, or by buying or making your own draught excluders.
4: Turn down your central heating
While it might be tempting to crank up your central heating to the max on a cold day, you will only face the consequences when your next heating bill is due. Experts suggest a temperature of 18°C is sufficient for heating up your home, so bear this in mind when you’re fiddling with the dial.
Know too that by turning down your thermostat by 1°C can play a major part in reducing your heating bill, as you could cut it by up to 10%, so remember this when you’re heating your home this autumn.
5: Ensure your radiators aren’t blocked
It’s common sense really, but if you have sofas or other items of furniture blocking your radiators, then you aren’t going to experience the benefits of your heating system. Your curtains could also be responsible for blocking out the heat, especially if they are made of thick material.
So, rearrange your furnishings if you need to, and consider switching to blinds, net curtains, or some other such form of window dressing if your curtains are responsible for a heat blockage.
6: Use the timers on your central heating
You won’t need your central heating on all day, especially if you are out for any length of time, so only set if for the times when you need it the most. You would only be wasting money, otherwise.
The Centre for Sustainable Energy also recommends timing your heating to come on a little earlier, such as half an hour before you get out of bed in the morning or just before you are due home. However, do so at a lower temperature, as you will still benefit from the heat that has built up around your home, and you will save money.
7: Insulate your hot water tank
If your water tank is properly insulated, you will keep the water warmer for longer. This way, your home will benefit from the sustained heat, and you will also make savings on your home heating bill. While a home heating engineer could help you in this regard, you might be able to do it yourself with this simple guide.
According to energy experts, you could save up to €150 a year when you insulate your water tank, so do so if you haven’t already.
At Super Saver, we know how important it is to keep your heating bills as low as possible, especially as we are in our homes more during the pandemic. We believe that making these small changes will help you save a few Euros! For more super saver tips, click here.