There are plenty of ways to stay warm and be more eco-friendly this winter, here are a few:
Close the curtains at dusk in all rooms
This will prevent heat escaping through windows as the temperature drops. Draft excluders are also a great way to keep the heat in and the cold out, just place at the bottom of any drafty door.
Don't leave windows and doors open unnecessarily
Shut outside doors properly to reduce draughts and keep the heat inside.
Keep furniture away from radiators
By keeping radiators clear, this helps to improve air circulation. Don't hang towels or clothes over radiators and make sure the area under radiators is completely clear. Not only does this help with cost saving, keeping radiators clear from wet clothes also helps to prevent condensation and mould in your home. Read our preventing condensation tips here.
Lighten the load
Have you changed all your light bulbs to low energy ones? Bulbs now come in a variety of shapes, sizes, fittings and prices. If the average household replaced all their light bulbs, it would save around £30 a year, a total saving equating to the price of a Christmas turkey!
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