As the weather gets colder you can almost hear the central heating boilers of many households roar into action after their hibernation months of summer. And as our central heating lay dormant, when our energy bills landed through the letterbox every month or quarter, we breathed a mild (very mild) sigh of relief at the relatively low figures. However, this year the experts are warning that energy prices are going to rise just as the temperature starts to fall.
So what can you do to keep your bills down but the heat up? Well having a professional take a look at your central heating, fire and other heating appliances in your home will help you to identify where you could become more efficient thus saving you money. You can also time it so that you heat your home for when you will actually be in it rather than wasting energy and money on an empty house. Shopping around for a cheaper energy supplier will again help you to save pounds.
With bills set to soar whilst the temperature sets to plummet now is the time to find out who the cheapest energy supplier is and get a good deal on your gas and electricity bill. You can use the internet to compare the prices of all the leading energy suppliers including British Gas, N-Power and E-On. There are several comparison websites which let you input your details just once and then they bring you the results from all the suppliers. Or you can use advice sites such as Money Saving Expert to find out which supplier is giving consumers the cheapest deals.
By hiring electricians in spring tx to take a look at the heating appliances in your home, you can make sure that you are getting the most efficiency out of them thus saving you the most money. They will also be able to advise you on the best temperature to set your thermostat to, which can help you to save tens if not hundreds of pounds every year. Your central heating is often the biggest offender of money wasting in the home either by running inefficiently or becoming too hot. Your electrician will be able to set your thermostat to somewhere between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius which is much cheaper to run than anything over 20 degrees. If you live in Newcastle, then find an electrician who specialise in electrical heating. A plumber will also be useful in this kind of situation.
If you work during the day, you do not want to waste money by having the heating on when the house is empty. You should put your heating on a timer which comes on just before you wake up so that the house is warm and you are not tempted to stay in bed. Then, it should turn off before you leave the house as it will still be warm before you leave and then it can come back on when you are due to return home for the evening. That means that as soon as you step in from outside you step into warmth.
These are just some ways to save money on your energy bills this winter as the weather gets colder but you want to stay warm.