Keeping Warm and Energy-Efficient: Your Ultimate Guide to Autumn Heating

As the leaves turn golden and the air gets crisper, it's time to prepare your home for the autumn chill.  Let's delve into some essential tips to ensure a cosy and cost-effective autumn.

1. Boiler Maintenance:

Before the temperatures drop significantly, it is time to schedule a professional boiler check-up. A well-maintained boiler not only operates efficiently but also ensures safety. Contact a trusted heating engineer to service your boiler and address any potential issues.  Get in touch with us if you would like advice on choosing a contractor! 

2. Smart Thermostats:

Consider the wonders of smart thermostats. These innovative devices allow you to control your heating remotely through a smartphone app. They can set schedules, monitor energy usage, and make real-time adjustments to keep your home comfortable and economical.

3. Zone Heating:

Try to only heat the rooms you need. Zoning your heating system allows you to allocate warmth to occupied spaces, reducing unnecessary energy consumption. It's a win-win for both comfort and cost savings.

4. Insulation and Windows:

Understand the importance of proper insulation and window treatments. Insulation upgrades can significantly reduce heat loss. Double-glazed windows and heavy curtains or blinds can trap warmth inside, making your home instantly more energy-efficient.

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5. Energy-Conscious Habits:

Encourage energy-conscious behaviours within the household, such as setting the thermostat to a comfortable but not overly warm temperature, wearing additional layers to stay warm indoors, and using natural light during daylight hours. These small changes can lead to noticeable savings.

6. Draft Excluders:

Use draft excluders around doors and windows. Even the tiniest gaps can let in cold air, making the heating system work harder. Draft excluders are cost-effective and can make a big difference in preventing heat loss.

7. Cosy Throws:

Finally, add a touch of comfort and style with cosy throws on furniture. Not only do these blankets add warmth, but they also enhance the overall atmosphere of a room. Why not consider some seasonal-themed throws to give your home an inviting autumn feel?

Remember, a warm and energy-efficient home is not only welcoming but also cost-effective, something every homeowner and tenant can appreciate.

For more advice or to book your boiler service, call us: 0118 334 7410