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Lockdown but Heating Bills up!

Have you asked yourself ‘what happens when you have a national lockdown in winter’?

No doubt there are a number of things that come to mind but one that’s guaranteed to happen is your heating bills will rocket.

With more people at home whether to work, learn or stay safe, inevitably the thermostat will get turned up to keep everyone warm for longer than usual.

There is some good news however with the National Energy Foundation charity sharing eight tips to keep the costs down and cut the amount of energy we use. Namely:

1) Understand how your heating system and its controls work.

2) Turning your thermostat down by just 1 degree can save you money, and you won’t even notice the temperature difference.

3) Move furniture away from radiators – they block heat getting further into a room.

4) Don’t dry clothes on your radiators – they limit the effectiveness of the heat the radiator emits.

5) Think small to save big – letterboxes can let a lot of heat escape, so think about insulating them.

6) Draw the curtains at night and let the sun flood in during the day.

7) Ditch the electric blanket – a hot water bottle is cheaper.

8) Take the advice handed down from dads over the decades and put a warm jumper on when you get cold at home instead of instantly reaching for the thermostat.

At Martin & Co we’re proud to serve the community in which we work, that’s why we’ll be sharing regular articles throughout the latest lockdown to help you stay entertained, informed and safe.

Now, where did we put that woolly pullover?

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