Set your heating timer
Set your heating timer for the hour before you get up so you have toasty toes in the morning, and for an hour in the evening to keep the temperature ticking over through the night.
Leave the oven door open. (watch the kids)
This is a little trick for an extra blast of heat without even reaching for the heating thermostat: after you’ve used the oven and switched it off, leave the door open so the excess heat can circulate around the room which will also help.
Don’t let the draught in
Buy a couple of cheap draught excluders to keep heat inside a room. Don't waste money heating your room twice.
Fill the kettle with a cup
Save loads of water over the winter season by filling the kettle with just enough to fill a cup or as many cups as you need. Never heat more than you need.
Switch off the lights!
One phrase most households hear! If you switch the lights off every time you finish in a room, you can save up to 15% on your energy costs across the year. More money for you!
Make sure your boiler is working efficiently
If your boiler isn't working efficiently, you will be using more gas than you need to. Remember more gas means bigger bills, Get a boiler service in Liverpool or surrounding areas from the experts at Property-Serv.
Make use of candle
If your just using one room, use a few candles. It's nice and cosy in the winter and saves you money as well.
Never underfill your washing machine
Always put a full load into the washing machine, and wash it on a 30-degree cycle to keep costs down.
Turn down the heating thermostat
Even turning your thermostat down by one degree can save you 10% on your heating bills.
Turn your electrical devices off standby
Once you get into the habit of doing it, turning off your appliances at the wall is an easy way to save pennies this winter. You could save up to £80 a year by just flicking off that little red light.
Check your stopcock
Avoid frozen pipes bursting by knowing where your stopcock is and how to turn it off. This will prevent a flood – and a hefty bill – when the frozen pipes thaw out. If you don't know what to do you could call a local plumber.
Get any free insulation available
Some energy companies are giving away free insulation to homes that qualify. Give them a call and see if you qualify.
Use energy saving lightbulbs
Energy saving light bulbs use only a quarter of the energy of normal lightbulbs and can last up to eight times longer.
Wrap up warm
It may sound like something your mum would say, but putting on a jumper (and hat and woolly socks) rather than turning up the heating really does help to curb your energy bills.
Shut off any unused rooms
If there are any unused rooms in your property, close the door and turn of the radiator this will save your money.