Keep your home warm and your fuel bills down with these tips from our money saving experts:
1. Take control of your central heating
If you have central heating, the first step is to set your room thermostat to the correct temperature – usually between 18-21°C.
Reducing your thermostat by just 1°C can save up to 10% on your heating costs. Check that radiator valves are set correctly. 1 is low, 5 is high.
The valves should be set to a low temperature in unused rooms and higher in rooms you’d like to be warmer.
If you think any part of your heating system isn’t working correctly please tell us.
2. Getting the best from night storage heaters
If you have night storage heaters make sure you’re on a tariff that offers a cheaper rate for electricity overnight, like ‘Economy 7’. Contact your electricity supplier to check.
Night storage heaters charge up at night and slowly release heat during the day. You can control how quickly the heat is released so that you have enough heat stored to last you through the day.
3. Check you're with the cheapest energy supplier and the best tariff
Did you know you could save up to £216 a year by changing who supplies your gas and electricity, just by using the internet or making a phone call?
For help comparing suppliers and tariffs, and with switching visit Uswitch or call 0800 688 8557.
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