It might still be a tad on the mild side as ​​September brings a late blast of summer sunshine but the winter months will be here before you know it.

When the temperature starts dropping, the cost of keeping your home warm can be expensive. That’s why it’s so important to look for ways to reduce energy costs before cold weather arrives.

The tips in this article can help.

Here we take a look at how to reduce your bills when Mother Nature brings ice and snow to your home. Please continue reading to learn more.

Install a Smart Thermostat

When it comes to saving money on your energy bill this winter, a smart thermostat can help trim the cost of heating your home.

Rather than running your boiler at the same temperature throughout the day and night, a programmable thermostat allows you to set specific temperatures based on when you are asleep or away from the house.

This is also a great feature for controlling your home environment while you’re away on holiday.

If you have a smart thermostat installed and are struggling to understand the controls, rather than pull your hair out, you can use Clipfix to help get your thermostat working at the perfect temperature. 

Upgrade Your Windows

Next, consider upgrading your windows to energy-efficient models. 

Why is this necessary? Well, as windows age, they won’t keep outside air out of your home as efficiently, resulting in higher energy bills. 

You might frown at the thought of this expense, but new windows will actually pay for themselves in energy savings in the long run.

Make Sure Doors and Windows Are Properly Sealed

Speaking of windows, it’s also important to make sure all windows and exterior doors throughout your home are properly sealed. After all, when the weather stripping begins to crack or peels away, the gaps will allow outside air to flow into your home.

Keep a roll of weather stripping in a kitchen drawn so that you can apply as needed.

Insulate Your Plumbing

There’s nothing worse than plumbing emergencies during the winter. And yet pipes can easily freeze and burst during the winter, causing flooding and water damage. Thus you should have your local plumber check the pipes in your home to make sure they will be safe when the temperatures drop below freezing.

Dress In Layers

Another easy way to save energy this winter is to dress in layers and keep the thermostat turned down. This helps you stay warm without paying a fortune in heating costs. Plus, there’s nothing cosier than wearing your favourite sweating when it’s chilly outside.

Turn Off Lights In Empty Rooms

Many people have the bad habit of leaving lights on in empty rooms. This is an unnecessary waste of money. Get in the habit of turning the light off when you leave a room, even if you plan to return in a few minutes.

A Guide to Reducing Energy Costs This Winter

When it’s cold outside, nothing is more important than keeping your home toasty warm. Fortunately, this guide to reducing your energy costs will help make the coming winter months as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Remember, this is the busiest time of year for plumbing and heating businesses, and your local plumber may not always be available to attend your plumbing and heating emergencies. Clipfix could be the perfect solution for you when it comes to keeping your home toasty this winter. We don’t just specialise in plumbing but are also well versed in heating issues too. A quick video call with us and we will help diagnose your problem, and how you can solve it without spending £100+ on a call-out!

Interested? Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help make home plumbing maintenance less stressful.