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The sun is the most readily available source of heat there is - and the cheapest! So make the most of it by opening internal doors of any rooms which get more sun than others and let the warm air travel through your home. Remember to close your curtains at dusk to keep the heat in.

Putting reflective foil behind radiators on outside walls can help you conserve energy as the heat is reflected back into the room allowing you to turn your thermostat down. You can use normal kitchen foil fixed to a board or specially designed foil from a DIY store. Putting shelves above your radiators can also save between £10 and £15 per year.

Radiator Panels

Insulate your loft and wall cavities through one of many available Grant Schemes.  Around 30% of heat escapes from your roof and over 30% from your walls! Insulation keeps you warm on cold nights and cool in the summer.


If you need any work doing on your heating system or anywhere else in your house, always use a trusted company either through recommendation by someone who has used them or by contacting Trading Standards.

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