With our household now having 6 adults, our bills are going through the roof. Which means we’re having to take some drastic measures to cut our bills, including cutting down heating bills. There are so many things that you can try, from pocket-friendly fixes, to investing and saving hundreds a year. Here are some of the things we do, as well some things that would really help cut down your bills this winter.
A cheap solution would be to use door drafts, blankets, thicker pjs, onesies, and basically doing anything but putting the heating on. For those days where you just can’t beat the cold, maybe it’s time to think about having a Cavity Wall Insulation. This is where insulation is pumped into walls that have open spaces (cavities) to fill them in and ensure less heat is lost. Most homes lose at least a third of heat through walls so this will really help. Also making sure your loft is insulated and properly done out to ensure heat doesn’t get out through there either. Even though this seems pricey, you should earn your money back in a few years. Making this a fab way to cut down on heating bills.
Much like paying to get you a cavity wall insulated, investing in new windows can make a huge difference to cutting down heating bills. Our windows have just passed their 10 year guarantee and we’re certainly feeling and hearing the cold from them. Windows do last a very long time, but you have to be prepared to renew them when they need it. Not only will this be one of the best ways of cutting down heating bills, but it’ll also make your house feel more cosier, warmer, and less noise from the outside world. Likewise, if you have a conservatory that is way overdue being redone, don’t put it off, especially during the colder weather.
Always shop around when you’re trying to cut down on heating bills. I use Comparison websites too, these are a fantastic way to see where you could be getting a better deal. It’s always worth keeping an eye on any offers and promotions too, so that you can switch when there’s a lower tariff than yours available. My number one tip has got to be using cash back websites like TopCashBack and Quidco, you can get a lump sum just for buying through their sites. Shopping around also includes shopping for any discount codes, promotions, or offers the company might have. Check the usual voucher code sites as well as their own social media, you never know what promotions might be around. Sometimes a lot of brands have exclusive codes and discounts if you sign up to their mailing list. Of course you can quickly unsubscribe after you get the promotion code so you don’t need to worry about annoying emails or too many of them.
What are your top tips for saving on your heating bills? Do you have some proven ways to cutting them down?