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4 Tips To Reduce Your Heating Bills This February

Winter isn’t everyone’s favourite time of year. There are plenty of reasons for this, but one of the major ones for home and business owners is that it can be quite expensive! Here in Britain it gets very chilly even throughout February, and this can sometimes translate to more money being spent on heating bills. But you’ll be glad to hear that there are ways you can save on these costs. We’ve already mentioned a couple of thermostat tips in this blog, but we’ve got three more this week, too!

Our top tips to saving on your heating bills include:

  1. Make sure your building is well insulated
  2. Bleed your radiators
  3. Make use of other heat sources where you can!

So…ready to hear more?

1. Take A Look At Your Building’s Insulation

building insulation

We can’t stress enough the importance of a well-insulated building. If your premises aren’t draught-proofed, you could well be literally blowing money out the window, as heat saps through poorly insulated frames and your boiler has to work extra hard to make up for it. (The same applies to your air conditioning system in summer, too.) On the other hand, insulating your building ensures maximum efficiency from your systems, so you’re never spending more than you need to in order to get your premises to a comfortable, productive temperature.

2. Always Bleed Your Radiators!

radiator bleeding

Bleeding the radiators is one of those jobs that everyone seems to have on their to-do lists both at home and at work, but it never quite makes it as a priority. But trust us, it’s definitely worth doing, as it has a noticeable effect on the efficiency of your heating system. Bleeding a radiator involves releasing any air trapped at the top of it, allowing the radiator to get as full (and therefore as effective) as it can.

3. Time Your Jobs To Make Use of Ambient Heating

cold office temperature

Homeowners are often told to time their household chores to warm up their homes more efficiently while using the minimum amount of heating. For example, using the oven can heat up your kitchen quite quickly without the need to switch the boiler on. The workplace has its own equivalents – in small offices, even something as minor as a printer can be enough to warm the place up, if it’s used periodically in short bursts to print lots of documents. To take another example, manufacturing equipment in factories and shop floors can generate a tremendous amount of heat, which may even render the heating offered by radiators redundant – at least for a little while!

Identifying these opportunities can help you make serious savings in winter – and by strategically identifying them in the summer, you can save on your air conditioning bills too!

Remember, to absolutely guarantee the efficiency of your unit there’s absolutely no substitute for a proper service and maintenance, and that’s a service that we at Askews are only too happy to provide. You can click here for a free quote, or give us a call on 01282 863825!

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