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Top 10 Tips: Warm up your Home and Save on your Heating Bills

As winter approaches and the weather gets colder most people will have now turned their heating on and it is unlikely to be turned off again until the end of spring. This can become a significant financial burden for some families and home owners so we have put together our top 10 tips for warming up your home and save on your heating bills.

1. Invest in Triple Glazing

Triple glazing is approximately 60% more thermally efficient than standard C-Rated aluminium double glazing and 40% more than an A-Rated double glazed window, according to the GGF Energy Saving Calculator. Triple glazed windows insulate in a few different ways. Having three panes of glass triples the amount of glass that heat has to get through, slowing its movement and aiding insulation. The real insulating power, however, comes from the trapped air between the panes of glass.

Evolution Windows triple glazed windows come with a 10-year guarantee and are amongst the very best in energy rated performance. This could save you up to £700 per year on your home heating bills. 

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2. Trap your Heat

The sun’s heat is free, so why not make the most of it? Keep your curtains and blinds open in the day to let in as much sunlight as you can. As dusk falls, close your curtains to keep in the warmth. If your curtains aren’t lined, tack a blanket behind them, or treat yourself to a new thermal blind or thermal lined curtains.

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3. Shut your Doors

Keep doors shut when the heating is on, especially if you spend most of your time in one room during the evening. For draughty doors, get yourself a draught excluder or have them fitted to all your doors. And don't forget less obvious areas where heat can escape, such as keyholes and letterboxes, for which flaps are available. 

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4. Insulate your Walls and Loft

Around half of heat loss in a typical home is through the walls and loft. Check if you need to add any more insulation. The average British home could save hundreds of pounds by installing loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

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5. Block up Disused Fireplaces

If you have an unused wood-burning stove, check the flue and glass doors are closed to minimise heat loss. For an unused open fireplace, consider fitting a chimney pillow/balloon. This inflatable bag fills the chimney to make it airtight.

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6. Mind the Gap

15 per cent of your home’s heat can be lost through the floor alone. Check floorboards and skirting boards for gaps. Just by buying some beading or mastic sealant, you could save money on your heating bill.

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7. Unblock your Radiators

Keep your curtains from covering the radiator so they don’t block the heat. The same goes for furniture too. Bleed any radiators that have air trapped in them to enable them to work more efficiently.

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8. Maintain your Boiler

Keep your boiler serviced to make sure it’s running efficiently and won’t break down in the depths of winter. If your boiler is over 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more energy efficient one, which will more than likely save money on your heating bills in the long run.

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9. Dial it Down

Turn your thermostat down to reduce your room temperature by just 1°C. This could cut your heating bills by up to 10 per cent. Public Health England recommends a minimum room temperature of 18°C. 

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10. Keep your Feet Warm

Consider buying a rug for an extra layer of warmth on top of a tiled or wooden floor. This can help keep your toes toasty.

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For further information about our energy saving windows and doors contact us or find your local Evolution Windows Installer.

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