The cold days are here to stay, and as much as it hurts us to type this, they're here to stay for a long time (and you know it). That said, it's time to put clothes on top of each other, drink mulled wine, listen to the sound of a burning fireplace, and think about how you can stay warm at home without worrying about energy costs at the end of the month. To help you, we have put together some inexpensive tips on how you can save energy in these colder times.
Use the sunlight.
Open the curtains on your south-facing windows during the day so that natural sunlight warms your home. When night falls, close the curtains so the warmth stays inside and you can make yourself comfortable.
Drafts? No thanks.
All gaps in windows and doors can easily allow warm and cold air to flow in. To solve this problem, you should attach draft protection strips or draft exclusions to your windows and doors. Don't forget to cover mailboxes, keyholes and cat flaps as well. If you don't have enough time to do this yourself, call the squad 0800-0-12-12-12 and let us make your apartment puncture-proof.
Seal the deal.
Find and seal leaks on chimney ducts, recessed lights in insulated ceilings, unfinished rooms behind cupboards and cupboards or even on supply averages for pipes.
Press the button.
Some devices, such as televisions, chargers, hairdryers, and irons, still use energy when they are not on. So remember to turn off the devices instead of wasting energy when you are not using them. Also, don't leave your phone charged all night long, it won't take that long!
Change your light bulbs for energy-saving LED lamps. These lamps use much less energy than normal ones and last much longer than non-energy-saving ones. Our London electricians can replace your light bulbs in no time!
Change it around.
If your radiator is blocked by a sofa or bed, the heating will be absorbed by the front element instead of heating the entire room. Change the placement of your furniture so that you benefit from the warmth. Do you need an additional pair of hands? With the Handy Squad you can lift and move your furniture – leave the hard work for us!
If you notice that your radiator is not working properly, it may be time to bleed or repair it. We wrote a whole blog post on how to fix your cooler issues. So if you are looking for it, visit this page.
If you need a professional to ensure that you have a cozy and warm winter at home, our team will be happy to help you! Request a free quote today by filling out our online booking form.