DIY

There are a lot of things you can do in the home to save energy and save money. These include draught proofing, lining your curtains and making sure you are using your heating controls efficiently.

Heating Controls

If you have gas central heating use a timer switch and your thermostat for maximum efficiency. It’s good to have Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV’s) as well. TRV’s let you control the temperature of each individual radiator, so even if your central heating is on you don’t have to heat rooms you are not using. Have a look at our videos on how to correctly set your heating controls.

Draught proofing

According to the Energy Saving Trust 18% of heat loss in the home is through windows, so watch our video to find out how to fit draught proofing and save yourself some money!

Line your curtains

Add thermal lining to your curtains and help your home retain warmth by blocking the cold coming in and stopping the heat getting out. It could cut your heating bills by up to 10% saving you around £55 per year.

More DIY ideas

Here are some other measures you can fit that won’t cost the earth, but will help you to stay warmer in the winter and save money.