5 Top Tips To Improve Heating Efficiency

PlusHeat 18 Dec 2017 blog

1. A boiler of 15 years old, or more, may be wasting as much as 30-40p of every pound spent on heating your home and hot water.

2. Turning down your thermostat by as little as one degree could reduce your heating bills by almost 10 per cent.

3. A reliable way to stop cold air entering your home through the chimneys is to cap your chimney pots from the outside, or if you use your fireplace occasionally, temporarily block it from the inside with a chimney balloon.

4. Double-glazed windows are made from two sheets of glass that have a gap between them, which creates an insulating barrier. Not only will double-glazed windows better insulate your home, they will also reduce noise pollution.

5. If the flame within your boiler is burning with a lazy yellow or orange flame instead of a crisp blue flame, this is a sign that you’ll need to have your appliance serviced. If your pilot light isn’t a crisp blue, it could be that the gas isn’t burning cleanly and could signal a carbon monoxide leak.