How to keep it warm (and cheap!) this winter
How to keep it warm (and cheap!) this winter. Budget friendly tips and tricks. Things you can do right now, to keep your family warm this winter.
Change energy supplier
Being loyal customer doesn’t always mean you get the best deal. Shop around. Some suppliers offer price freeze for winter or no-hassle switch! Always read the small print though. Make sure you won’t get financial penalty for changing suppliers or that the switching process will cost you more than the overall savings.
Use programmable thermostat, energy saving apps and wireless remote controlled energy saving kits
Use everything that will make help you to take the full control. Your energy supplier smartphone app will help you control your energy and heating when you’re not at home. You can switch heating off, while you’re at work and make it nice and cozy before you get back.
Wireless Remote Control Energy Saving outlets ‘think’ for you by ‘turning off electrical devices left on standby mode. They reduce your monthly electric bill and prevent the release of carbon emissions by shutting off appliances not in use’.
Use draft guards, candles and tea lights
You’ll be amazed at the difference a small thing like candle light can make! If you light enough tea lights in simple small candlelight holders, you can actually feel the temperature change. This trick works better with small rooms, but you can make a difference in big rooms too. You just need to smartly locate candles and tealights to warm the whole room evenly. Use candles with caution though! Don’t leave them unattended and be especially careful when you have kiddos.
Buy and hang thicker curtains!
Such a small trick can do wonders during long winter evenings.
Use reflective radiator foil
Ask for specialist advice
Hire local firm that will check if you need insulation, double glazing or damp protection.
Eat a lot of hot meals!
Like soups and stews!
Change appliances to energy efficient
It’s time to take a closer look at your kettle, lamps and boiler. Change for energy efficient models can save you hundreds in the long run.
Buy and use crock pot!
It’s time and money saver. Can’t say enough good things about this one!
Timer, Stainless Steel
Go easy on Christmas lights.
Cut down amount of lights during festive season. Alternatively use more candles or battery operated lights.
Send your boiler to the doctor!
Hire a specialist to check your boiler before winter starts, to make sure it’s not on the blink. It might save you a lot of money and troubles in the future!
Use anti freeze pipe wrap
Preparing your pipes for the winter can save you a lot of heartache. These are especially vulnerable during winter time (particularly in older homes). If you have never done it before, hire local firm. It’s definitely money worth spending.
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