Warming up your home anywhere across Bristol shouldn’t leave a hole in your wallet when you pay the heating bills. It’s easy for cold weather to upset your body’s ability to fight off infections and viruses. Warming up your home can help you stay protected against a drop in temperature. However, warming up your home could turn out to be very expensive. But there are several ways to cut that cost significantly!
Here are five practical tips on how you can lower your winter heating bill:
How to Slash Your Winter Heating Bill
Turn down your water heater
Water doesn’t warm up easily because it has a very high precise heat capacity. As such, a lot of energy is required to heat up water. On the other hand, water also takes some time to cool down which makes it an efficient energy storage means. To cut down the amount of energy required to heat up water, you should turn down your water heater a little. By default, many water heaters are factory-set to a 140°F (60°C). When you lower the temperature by as little as 10°F (5.5°C) it can save you up to five percent of your water heating costs.
Power flush your boiler system
Over the years, sludge will gradually build up in your boiler system and slows down its performance. Summer months is the perfect time to have it deep cleaned by an expert with Power Flush. Deep cleaning will tidy up all the debris and muck from the pipes and radiators. This will not only extend the life of your boiler, it also ensures you get the maximum amount of heat at the least possible cost. Do you want to Power Flush your boiler system right away?
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If one of your vents is not generating enough air compared to others, it could be a sign of a leak. So go ahead and check your ductwork in the crawl space or attic and lookout for cracks and slightly disconnected pipes. You can seal off cracks with metal backed duct tape (not a standard duct tape). You should consider insulating the ductwork too. You’ll have to be careful though. In extremely cold surroundings, once you insulate the ductwork, make sure the pipes are insulated too. Sometimes, heat normally released into the crawl space from the ducts could be preventing your pipes from freezing. Or you can let a professional do the job, Call Bristol Plumbing on 07733 192400.
Install smart thermostats
Over the years, thermostat technology has advanced tremendously. Most of the new models are easy to install and programmable. You can easily set the thermostat to turn the temperature down while you’re away and then turn it up while you’re on your way back home. You shouldn’t waste energy heating up a home when no one is indoor as long as your pipes aren’t at risk of being frozen. Some recent thermostat models can be controlled via a smartphone or a computer. The device can even learn your habits and then adapt to them automatically.
Call Plumbing Bristol on 07733 192400 to arrange a smart thermostat quotation.
Get an energy audit
An energy audit is a professional assessment of a home in order to identify problems of energy inefficiencies within the home. The audit is so accurate that it can decipher and diagnose not only severe inefficiencies, but also less severe issues such as poor air quality and moisture-related issues. With a home energy audit, you can easily figure out where improvements are required to lower your energy bills and your overall home performance and health.
Call Plumbing Bristol on 07733 192400 to get help lowering your fuel bills!