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Cheap tips to keep your central heating running efficiently

May 24

Central heating can be expensive to run, here are some tips to keep your bills down.

Winter is coming and with it the inevitable increase in energy bills. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep your central heating running efficiently and therefore reduce your energy costs. 

  1. Make sure your boiler is serviced regularly. A boiler that is not properly maintained can be up to 30% less efficient. 
  2. Check your radiators for leaks and fix them if necessary. A leaky radiator can mean that you are wasting energy and money.


Check your radiators: Make sure they are not blocked and that the air can flow freely around them.

Radiators are an important part of a heating system. They help to keep a room warm by transferring heat from the boiler to the room. If the radiators are blocked, the air cannot flow around them and they will not work as well. It is important to make sure that the radiators are not blocked and that the air can flow freely around them. Radiators are often used in the following places: Under a radiator, in the cold store, by an open fire and on top of a stove.


Get a radiator booster: If you have a single-boiler system, a radiator booster can help heat each room more evenly.

A radiator booster helps to heat each room in a house by using a single boiler system. The booster is a small, electrical device that plugs into an outlet and is attached to the radiator with screws or clamps. The booster helps the radiator produce more heat, which can make a room more comfortable to live in. In addition, the booster can help prevent a boiler from overheating. The radiator booster is a good way to save money on your heating bill and make your home more comfortable.


Radiators are installed in many buildings today, including hospitals and schools. The radiators are installed in the ceilings or walls of rooms so that a space can be heated when electricity is not being used. The radiators are installed to heat spaces during the day and then turn off at night, saving energy and money. This is a simple device that attaches to the waterline of your home's hot water tank. It absorbs any sulfur or chlorine gas in the water, which can cause brown stains on your skin and clothes.


Draught proof your home

Seal any cracks or gaps around windows and doors where warm air can escape.

Draught proofing your home is an important way to keep your home warm and energy-efficient. By sealing any cracks or gaps around windows and doors, you can prevent warm air from escaping and keep your home warmer in the winter. There are a number of ways to draught-proof your home, including using weather stripping or caulking around windows and doors or installing door sweeps or chimney balloons.


Use insulation: 

Insulate your loft and cavity walls to keep the heat in.

Insulating your loft and cavity walls will keep the heat in, preventing it from escaping through the roof and walls. This will save you money on your energy bills and make your home more comfortable. Insulation works by trapping small pockets of air, which act as a barrier to heat loss. There are a range of different insulation materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.


Get your boiler serviced every year

The purpose of having your boiler serviced every year is to ensure that it is running safely and efficiently. A technician will inspect the boiler for any potential problems and will make any necessary repairs or adjustments. By keeping your boiler in good condition, you can avoid costly repairs and downtime.

Keep your radiators clean

To ensure efficient heating, it is important to keep your radiators clean. This means removing any dust or dirt that may have accumulated on the surface. You can do this with a soft cloth or a vacuum cleaner with the appropriate attachment. If you have a particularly dirty radiator, you can use a mild detergent and water to clean it. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly afterwards, as any residue could damage the paint or finish.

Fix any leaks on radiators

Leaky radiators can be a nuisance, wasting energy and costing you money. Fixing leaks is a relatively simple process, however, and can save you a lot of money in the long run. First, find the source of the leak. Often, it is easy to see water dripping from the radiator. If the leak is not obvious, you can check for wetness or pooled water around the base of the radiator.

Don't let the cold air in

There is a reason your mother always told you to dress warmly in the winter - to prevent the cold air from entering your body and making you sick. The cold air can cause respiratory infections, like bronchitis, or even worse, pneumonia. To keep the cold air out, dress in layers and make sure your head, neck, and hands are covered. You can also use a scarf or hat to cover your mouth and nose to keep the warm air in.


Use a programmable thermostat

A programmable thermostat allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day. This can save you money on your energy bill because you can have the house cool down or warm up while you're not there. Programmable thermostats often have pre-programmed settings that can help you save energy, or you can create your own custom settings.


Conclusion of using a programmable thermostat.

In conclusion, using a programmable thermostat can save you money on your energy bill. Not only will you save money, but you will also be helping the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. If you are not already using a programmable thermostat, I urge you to consider purchasing one. They are affordable and easy to use, and they can help you save money on your energy bill. Thanks for reading!