Are you worried about the unfortunate price rise and cold weather arriving? Well, fear not because we have gathered some tips and tricks to help you make your heating oil last longer in your home.
The reason for the increase of price and this cost-of-living crisis is due to supply and demand which resulted from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have gathered some tips and tricks to help you make your heating more cost efficient during this difficult time:
Turn off thermostats when you’re not in the room
Remember not all rooms are the same size, alter the thermostats or valves on your radiators so that bigger areas i.e., your living room is 20°C and bedrooms are set to 16°C. Also remember to keep doors closed if you can and this will preserve the heat. Your hallways and landings aren’t as necessary as you’re only in them for short periods of time.
Making sure that your heating device isn’t obstructed
When your heat source is covered by furniture or clothes being dried, the warmth can’t disperse around the room and won’t be able to reach you. If you’re wanting to use your dryer less, we would recommend looking into using a clothing maiden (you can also buy heated ones which are low cost to run!)
Wearing thick socks/slippers will help more than you think
By keeping your feet warm by wearing thick cosy socks or slippers you aren’t needing to turn on the heating as much. Slipper/fluffy socks are great for keeping your feet warm during the cold winter months and you can buy them in different lengths so you can also wear them outdoors in the cold weather.
Layer clothes when staying at home
Layering clothes can be much more effective than wearing one heavy item of clothing. You can do this by using:
- Wool or polyester garments
- Hoodies/Zip-up jackets
- Fleece clothing
- Oodie- wearable blanket meets oversized hoodie
Now is where the spending comes in, but luckily it will save you money in the mean time!
New boilers are more efficient!
If your boiler is old, maybe consider a newer energy-efficient upgrade. This is expensive to have installed but will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Insulating your home
Make sure your home has adequate insulation because it can save you so much money on heating bills. The idea of paying tons of money upfront for insulation can be annoying, but the amount of money it will save on your heating bills makes it worth it!
What can be insulated?
These can be insulated within your home to trap in the warmth while saving you money in the long term.
These are just some of the many ways to save money while making your heating oil last longer during this upcoming long Winter.