So here are a few tips on what you can do to try and keep your costs down at winter.
1. Wrap Up Warm
Rather than blasting the heating on, it is much cheaper to add an extra layer. Find your thickest jumper and chuck that on, or snuggle under your warmest blanket. Did you know that you can loose a lot of heat from your feet? So there is nothing wrong with wearing big fluffy socks indoors or even a snuggly pair of slippers. Sounds silly but for when I am working on my computer I even wear fingerless gloves to keep my hands warm. If you already own the items then all of this costs nothing to keep household costs low.
2. Close Your Doors
There are certain areas of everyones house that easily looses heat. The landing for example. So when you do put the heating on, its best to try and close doors and keep the heating inside that room. It is surprising how many little sneaky area's there are in our houses that let the heat escape.
3. Get it fixed!
That hole in the door, that gap in the skirting, that hole in the roof. All of these could be things that you might want to start to think about getting fixed. In the long run you would spend a lot more money keeping the house warm with heating than it would to spend a little cash getting the problems fixed. And if you are needing the money fast and don't have it available you can always think about getting yourself a loan from somewhere like cashlady.com which would help you with those well needed home improvements.
4. Turn it off!
I will admit I am terrible for this myself but it is something that I am trying to do a lot more off. But as you go out for the day, turn the heating off. It is nice to come home to a nice warm house, BUT if it is anything like my house then it does heat up quickly and you will soon feel the benefit as you warm up along with the house. It is also possible to put your heating on timers so then it turns off at bedtime and comes on in the morning.
With this I don't mean pull down your walls and throw insulation behind it. (Although that definetly could be done in some places of my home) I mean hunt out where you can feel the draught and use things like draught excluders to keep the heat in. You would be surprised where you feel drafts coming in. I have a built in wardrobe in my house and when stood next to it I can feel the cool draught blowing against me. So I have a draught excluder in front of my wardrobe now. Every little helps!
How do you keep your costs down in Winter?
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