The arrival of spring and summer means it’s time to throw open the windows and air our homes. However, the UK’s unpredictable climate still delivers the odd chilly evening or rainy day, tempting us to turn up the heating dial, so we don’t always get respite from heating and energy bills. Consider these five cost-effective and easy ways to make sure you not only get the most out of your heating but also save money.Tips for Spring and Summer Heating
Tip 1 – When the weather is warm, use the windows to your advantage. Natural ventilation is good for your home and health and when used smartly helps maximise the heat in your home. Best of all, it is free. Opening the windows at dusk provides cool ventilation for sleeping, whilst closing them in the early morning captures cool air, helping to maintain your home’s temperature.
Tip 2 – It’s a good idea to establish a healthy temperature. This not only regulates your home but also your personal body temperature. Often spring weather is changeable. Watching the local forecast and maintaining a regular temperature inside can make you more responsive to changes outside.
Tip 3 – It may be worth considering your boiler’s age; older boilers are less energy-efficient than newer versions. Heating your home using an old boiler can be costly because it has to work harder even in spring and early summer. Replacing it could be a good idea, particularly in the spring or summer months, when there maybe deals to be found and you’re less likely to be relying on it.
Tip 4 – An annual service is essential to maintain boiler efficiency but should always be carried out by a registered Gas Safe engineer, such as those listed on https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/find-an-engineer/. Ideally, you should schedule the service in the spring or summer months, when you’re least likely to need your boiler, before the strain of the winter months. Gloucester Boiler Servicing can be offered by http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-servicing-gloucester/ to help keep your boiler running efficiently and spot any potential issues.
A Helping Hand
Helping your boiler by utilising some or all of these ideas could maintain its condition and may save you time, money and hassle before the winter months arrive and a fully functioning boiler is a must.