1. Open and close curtains and blinds. Simply open them during the day when the sun is out to generate heat and close them to block out t he cold and keep the heat in. Closing your curtains when heating is turned on will provide a little more insulation and stop the heat from escaping.
2. Only heat rooms in use. Close off vents in rooms or doors to rooms that do not require heating.
3. Keep you r thermostat between 18°C and 21 °C. Every degree over this can cost you an additional 10% per degree on your energy use.
5. Blankets are not just for grandma. A rug over your lap while in front of the TV can keep you warm and mean you are not tempted to turn the heater on as often or as early
6. Hot Water Bottles – yes they still exist and you may be surprised how warm they keep you. Fill one up and place in your bed 1/3 hour before you go to sleep. No brainer that a hot water bottle will use less energy than an electric blanket or heater in the room.
8. Wash clothes i n cold water and reduce shower times. When you consider that hot water usage accounts for around 21% of your energy bill savings can really add up by reducing hot water usage.
9. Hot air rises. Ceiling fans that reverse spin push the warm air back down towards you. So check you have that setting or install fans that will also save you in summer.