Money saving tips this winter

10 February 2022

During the winter, you will inevitably be spending more money heating your home than during the summer and with Christmas on the horizon, there is an extra incentive to save as much money as possible.

With this in mind, we have come up with a few ways in which you can save money on your heating bills this winter.

Bleeding your radiators

Air bubbles in your central heating system can stop hot water from successfully circulating around your home, preventing radiators from reaching their potential heat and making the entire heating process slower. Bleeding your radiators can prevent this issue from causing any problems and would allow you to maximise your energy efficiency.

Turning down your thermostat

Turning down your thermostat by an average of 1°C could save you around £100 a year*.

Smart thermostat

Smart thermostats give that extra level of control when heating your home, so you can carefully monitor your energy usage, allowing you to see exactly what is using the most electricity and gas in your home, as well as how much it is using. They also automatically send your meter readings to your energy provider, so you don't have to. Contact us today on 0800 731 33 44, or email us to find out the best thermostat for your needs, and for a free installation quotation.

Double glazing 

Installing double glazing in your property is a great way of keeping the warmth in your home and the cold out. This means that your heating wouldn’t need to be on for as long. According to the Energy Saving Trust, this can save you up to £235 a year if you opt for A++ rated double glazed windows**.

Efficient shower head

Purchasing a more efficient shower head can save you £70 on your gas and water bills per year***.

New boiler installation

Over the past few years, there have been more heating regulations that have been introduced, where new boiler installations have to meet enhanced efficiency ratings. This includes the ERP regulation that was introduced in 2015, and the Boiler Plus scheme that was introduced in 2017. 

All of Swale Heating's engineers are Gas Safe registered and are experts in new boiler installations. We also have multiple payment plans to make the cost a little easier. You can read more about our finance options here. Get an online quote today, or call us on 0800 731 3344  to book a new boiler installation.

With all of these useful tips on how to use less energy, saving the pennies just in time for the festive period might have just become a bit easier.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Swale Heating.


*Money Saving Expert

**Energy Saving Trust

***Energy Saving Trust