Mince pies, rum truffles, pigs in blankets and mulled wine, a list of all our favourite things to spend money on over the Christmas period - but did you see gas and electric on the list?
No, neither did we!
It’s not new to think that this is the season to crank up the heating and put on all the Christmas lights in the household. To help increase the seasons cheer we’ve compiled a list of useful tips to help you save money on your gas and electric usage this winter!
Turning the heating down by 1 degree is a well-known way to save money on your energy bills – but this is not the only way!
Our top 6 saving tips!
Picture this: it’s cold outside and you’re in the living room watching a movie, playing games or just spending some quality family time. Why are all the radiators on in every room in the house that you’re not even using? Turning the radiators off in the rooms that are not being used and popping them back on when necessary can save gas and money!
Feel free to pop the heating on; just don’t waste it. Stop any draughts you may have in the property by filling holes and purchasing a couple of draught excluders (you could even make your own if you’re crafty!) Simply shutting all internal doors in the property and warming the rooms up could save you up to £50 a year!
Bleed your radiators. Sometimes air can be trapped inside your radiators which can stop them working efficiently. When this happens, it can stop the hot water from circulating properly in the radiators – which means you’re losing heat!
If you do not know how to bleed your radiators, ask a friend or family member to help you out. It's Christmas after all, the season of giving, they can’t say no to you…
Your Christmas lights look lovely – but unfortunately, they burn your electricity. Investing in LED Christmas lights to minimise your energy usage. Look out for the energy star certified lights for the most energy efficient holiday lights.
Finally, why not kill two birds with one stone? Rather than putting the washing in the tumble dryer why not pop the radiators on, warm the house up and pop the washing on the radiators – don’t forget to shut those doors!