It’s getting cold out there, so we’ve put together our hottest tips for heating your home efficiently.
Heat pumps are one of the most cost-efficient ways to get the job done, but they do need to be sized, installed and used properly. Getting your heatpump serviced regularly will ensure it’s running efficiently.
The World Health Organisation recommends heating to a minimum of 18 degrees to prevent occupiers from getting sick. It might be tempting to ramp up heating some days, but setting the temp to 21 degrees is a good balance between keeping warm and not wasting energy.
A house with good ceiling and underfloor insulation can reduce heat loss by up to 50 percent, so get a professional to check out your insulation.
Speaking of insulating, now is a good time to either install or upgrade your curtains to ensure they’re good quality and lined – good curtains can be as effective as double glazing when it comes to keeping your home warm. Make sure you open them during the day and close them half an hour before the sun disappears so you can trap all that free heat.
Check the outside of your windows as well, ensuring seals are in good condition and trim back foliage from your windows so you can let the light in.
It may seem counterproductive, but opening windows briefly every day actually makes the house warmer by drying it out.
Most households spend more money on heating water than space heating. So why not check out some of the energy efficient water heating and cooling solutions now available.