With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, it’s that time of year where all you want to do is stay in curled up on the sofa with the heating cranked up. But to avoid worrying about your gas bill creeping up in the process, there are a few ways you can help keep your home as warm as possible, and avoid any unwanted cold drafts from sneaking in…
Insulate your loft, walls and floors
Loft: Heat rises so making sure your loft, and loft hatch, is well insulated will prevent any air that you’ve just paid to heat up from escaping your house. The recommended 270mm depth of insulation could potentially save you around £110 a year.
Walls: Did you know that around one third of all the heat from your home is lost via the walls? By insulating the walls in your house, you can reduce your heating bill by 15%.
Floors: By lifting floorboards and laying insulation, you could save around £40 a year on your annual heating bill - and it’ll help keep your feet much warmer too! As well as insulating your home, there are other, cheaper ways you can help keep your home as warm as possible.