When fall arrives, you know that the cold, dark winter nights are fast approaching, but at the same time, that means that your energy bills are going to increase as well. So anything you can do to reduce the number of expenditures you will face can only be a good thing. So here are some top tips on how to keep your home warm, without putting pressure on your wallet.
Ensure Your Attic Is Insulated
The first thing you should do is ensure that warm air is not escaping easily from your home, through any gaps, holes, or lack of insulation. Insulating your attic will keep your home warmer for longer, which will considerably reduce your heating bill if you switch it on for less time each day.
Reuse Your Water
Of course, you are going to need water, to either drink or wash with. Instead of automatically putting the heating on to obtain some hot water, why not start collecting rainwater in several plastic water tanks in the garden, so that you reuse this whenever you need to without throwing any away.
Decide When To Turn On Your Central Heating
It might be a lot easier to have your central heating on a timer each day, but when you do this you could then be switching it on when you don’t necessarily need it. Instead, why not decide when exactly you want to have the central heating on to warm up your house, by linking it to your smartphone.
Wear More Layers
It seems a bit silly to sit in a short-sleeved shirt at home and then whack on the heating to full blast when you can instead wear several cozy layers, and then perhaps switch the central heating on when you really need it. Try to dress sensibly for the colder weather, even when you are chilling on the couch.
Avoid Having Drafty Windows
Before winter arrives, you should get a contractor to come round to inspect your windows so that they make any necessary repairs to your window frames. Small cracks and holes are easy to remedy but can cause warm air to be lost and allow cold air to enter your home.
So try to fix these sorts of problems before the cold weather hits and you realize that you have a drafty home. Installing double-glazed windows is an excellent way to make sure that you are not losing any warm air when you don’t need to be.