Ok so this may be a little early but it’s definitely best to make these changes before the real cold kicks in. The plan is, the more money we can save by being energy efficient the more partying we’ll be able to do when the festive holidays kick in.
So in light of this idea we have created a great little guide for you that will help you save money in all the right places.
The most important thing to remember throughout the cold period is to keep warm!
– Layer up
Rather than crank up the central heating try putting on an extra layer of clothes. In fat you are actually better with lots of thinner layers as opposed to one big thick layer. Depending on how far you want to take the money saving you could also try keeping blankets out for snuggling into when you’re sitting watching TV.
– Hot water bottles
These are as old as time and yet they’re still a great investment. The trick is to make sure you use them right. Personally I like to put it in my bed about 15 minutes before I go, and it makes things lovely and warm.
– Timers for everything
Timers are a great way to save money as they allow you set things to only come on at certain times. So for instance rather than leave the heating on all day just so it’s warm for you coming home, you would set your timer to turn the heating on an hour before you get home and an hour before you get up in the morning.
– The Thermostat
A well known fact is that you can save as much as 10 percent on your heating bills by turning the thermostat down by as much as 1°C. Overall though you want to keep the thermostat between 18°C and 21°C.