Top Twelve Ways to Reduce Heating Bills & Save Energy

Top Twelve Ways to Reduce Heating Bills & Save Energy

• Draw curtains and/or close shutters
• Block up unused fireplaces, eg with chimney balloon
• Check loft hatch is insulated; if not, secure insulation board to top side of it
• Keep furniture away from radiators to enable heat to circulate
• Install radiator reflectors behind radiators positioned on external walls
• Check the thickness of your loft insulation – recommended depth is 27cm
• Seal draughty gaps between floorboards
• Seal unused catflaps
• Install letterbox covers
• Lag pipes and water tanks
• Replace halogen and Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulbs with LEDs
• Refresh draughtstripping on external doors