How To Save Heat Room By Room
Surprisingly one of the easiest ways to reduce heat use is by doing things that don't cost any money. This is one of the most effective ways all of us can put more money in our pockets by reducing heating bills and hence making a small contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions. It is also a very good way of minimising the effects of steep rises in heating costs.
Most of us don't have large amounts of spare time to work out the best ways to reduce heating costs. To simplify things and to get the quickest possible results follow the 'No Cost Tips' on these pages. You don't have to do everything, just pick out the ones that are easiest for you. One way of involving other family members (especially children), is to share the savings in some way, this can be a fantastic way to achieve even bigger savings. Use the colour codes below to help identify the type of tips that interest you in the rooms listed at the side of this page.
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One of the simplest ways of reducing heat loss is to close doors, even internal ones if there is a large temperature difference between rooms. Reducing the level of heating in unused rooms and turning down the heating when the house is unoccupied will also pay dividends.
Over time this section is being expanded to cover more complex ways of saving heat but keeping the focus on a quick payback time. There is not much point spending more than you save. For more information on these tips check out the heat saving section.
If you have tips of your own which have worked for you please feel free to pass them on to us for publication on these pages.
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