Save on heating bills and have more to spend

It’s that time of year again. The clocks have gone back and the days are drawing in. Gone are the weekends wearing shorts in the sunshine. As temperatures outside fall, the cost of heating our homes rises. It can certainly be expensive maintaining a comfortable temperature during the winter months. However, there are numerous ways of lessening the bill and leaving you with more to spend.
Studies have shown that people are paying way over the odds by sticking to the same energy supplier and not comparing prices. With so many tools now available on the internet there is just no reason why people should be paying over the odds. Studies have shown that a staggering amount can be saved by switching suppliers.
Conserving energy around the home can simply be a matter of keeping draughts down. This may mean closing blinds or curtains as soon as darkness falls, and using draught excluders on all exterior doors. A well-insulated home needs less energy to keep warm, so make sure that heat cannot escape up chimneys or out of windows.
When using dishwashers or washing machines, always ensure that you wash a full load; half loads waste energy. Furthermore, don’t leave appliances on standby or bathroom and kitchen extractor fans running; turning them off as soon as they have served their purpose conserves energy.
How you set your thermostat and hot water cylinder could dramatically influence the extent to which your heating bill will rise during the winter. Studies have shown that turning your thermostat down by one degree could slash your heating bills by up to 10 per cent.
With the expense of Christmas looming, saving money on your heating bill can be a major blessing. Following these simple tips could save you energy, keep your costs low and your house warm.

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