Top tips to save energy and money this winter – and still keep warm
Winter is nearly here and, with the night-time temperatures already varying around zero Celsius, which means that heating systems are bound to be switched on – providing a good level of thermal comfort. However, this superior level of comfort also comes at a pretty hefty cost, especially since the energy prices are likely to increase even more due to the lower pound.
However, there are a few ways in which you could reduce your bills this winter. These include:
- Finding and sealing leaks. Cold air can leak into the home through minor cracks and gaps in windows and doorways.
- Reduce heat loss through the fireplace. If you have a fireplace, keep the damper closed when it is not in use. Close the doors leading into the room when a fire is kindled and lower the thermostat temperature. If you never use it, seal the flue.
- Take advantage of sunlight. Naturally heat your home by opening curtains on south-facing windows during the day. Close curtains at night to protect your home from losing heat through the windows.
- Cover drafty windows. If your home does not have energy-efficient windows, tightly seal them with clear plastic sheets covering the frames.
Last, but certainly not least, check the heating system’s efficiency, as inefficient and faulty heating systems that use extra energy to heat your home are costing you money. And you could also consider using lowering the temperature while you’re away – or trust HeatingSave to do it for you.
HeatingSave BMS – keep warm, cosy, and pay less for your energy
Gas and electricity customers can ward off price rises by switching now to HeatingSave and saving around a quarter to one-third off bills. One of HeatingSave’s money-saving features is the room sensor which replaces where your existing room thermostat was located.
It continuously measures the temperature in your home and feeds this to the HeatingSave controller. The room sensor cannot be fiddled with, so there is no danger that someone will turn up the heating and just forget about it. It can be programmed to boost the heating for a period.
The energy management system can be simply retro-fitted to your existing heating or cooling system; and is a ‘must’ for new homes or buildings. It is approved by the independent, Government-created Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust. The system can also be used to view energy usage as it happens, whether it is water consumption, electricity and other energy or resources you use from one system.
The end result is that users still get a very good level of comfort, while in the same time saving energy and money in the process. The HeatingSave Building Management System (BMS) helps customers save more than 30% on their bills by optimizing any heating system’s overall functionality.
If you’d like to find out more details on all the features HeatingSave has in store, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.