Winter Month Heating

How to Lower my Heating Bill during the Winter Months - Heating your home during the colder months uses a large percentage of the energy you use throughout the entire year. And with winter weather finally setting in, most of us are likely to crank up the temperature indoors to ward off the cold outdoors.

But at a time of year when many of us are already stretched against a difficult financial climate and high energy prices, how many of us can really afford to have the heating on all the time?

The follow advice, offered by Glow-Worm heating, can help you get the best from your heating systems during the cold winter months.

Ensuring your heating system is running efficiently and that you are not wasting any energy can therefore help you to make big savings on your fuel bills.

"Accurately sizing a new or replacement boiler is very important. But it's also very important for homeowners to ensure their whole heating system is working as efficiently as possible. This may mean new or replacement radiators, controls, under floor heating or even investment in renewable technology,” says Pippa Wibberley, commercial director at Glow-worm.

Program it. Many people believe that keeping their heating on all day, even when out, is more efficient as it will take less energy to bring their home up to the desired temperature.

In fact, a far more efficient way to heat your home is to program your system to operate when you need it most. This helps to create a more efficient heating system which can deliver significant savings on household energy bills.

Radiator rules. Your heating professional may suggest installing thermostatic radiator valves. This means applying a valve to each radiator, which will control the temperature of a room by regulating the flow of hot water to the radiator. If a room is not used, then the thermostatic radiator valve can also be turned off completely.

Check it out. It's important to arrange an annual maintenance check for your boiler and central heating system. A check-up can sometimes seem unnecessary when nothing is broken, but your service engineer can help to ensure that everything is in good working order and reduce the risk of any breakdowns during the cold snaps of winter. It's also very important to get your boiler serviced annually as in many cases, you will need to do this to keep your manufacturers warranty valid.

Source: www.glow-wormheating.co.uk