Top tips to make your home heating more efficient

Longer nights and colder days are the first sign that winter is arriving, and as the chilly season arrives, it’s important to ensure your home is warm and cosy. With most households across the UK paying more for energy thanks to the ongoing energy crisis, it has become more important than ever to make our home heating more efficient.

Here are our top tips to make your home heating more efficient.

Bleed the radiators

This simple measure can improve the heating performance of your radiators. Bleeding your radiators is all about relieving the air that’s trapped inside your heating system. If you haven’t bled your radiators, it can feel daunting. However, it’s important to regularly bleed the radiators.

This is the best way to ensure your heating system runs efficiently. What’s more, this can help bring down your heating bills too. If your radiator feels cool at the top, it’s time to bleed them.

Have the boiler serviced

Ensure your boiler is serviced. It helps to have your boiler serviced every year. An annual boiler service ensures your boiler runs efficiently and safely, limiting wear and tear and saving you money.

Be sure to hire a certified Gas Safe Engineer to service your boiler. You can hire a boiler service in the North East here.

Draw the curtains

You can keep the heat leaking from your room too soon by drawing them when the heating is on. For the best results, invest in curtains made of thick, insulating materials. This will prove especially efficient if you have single glazing.

Move the furniture away from the radiator

Be sure not to place any item of furniture too close to your radiators. When a piece of furniture (such as a sofa) is placed next to the radiator, it absorbs a lot of the heat that’s being generated by the central heating system.

Simply move the furniture away from the radiator to ensure the heat can easily pass through to the rest of the room.

Insulate your home

Insulation can go a long way in improving the energy efficiency of your home. A well-insulated home retains the heat while reducing the need to turn on the heater. Home insulation reduces the chances of damp later on while boosting your property’s value. Some of the insulation options to consider include solid wall insulation, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and floor insulation.

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