Central heating is often turned on from October to March and is used daily, this fits with the clocks going back and the obvious drop in temperature.
But what you might not realise is that heat can escape from your house or flat easily, without you even knowing. Making your energy bills more expensive.
London homes, for example, are not always fitted with double glazed windows, and heat can often escape through chimneys even if fireplaces are not in use.
However, 11% of British homes cannot afford to keep warm, but whilst the scale of the problem is alarming, not all solutions need to be difficult or expensive. For low-cost central heating in London visit J&P.
For some other tips on trapping heat in, scroll below…
Keep your radiators clear
Positioning furniture close to or directly in front of your radiators can restrict the heat distribution in the room.
Rather, you’ll want to position and point your furniture facing the radiators in an area that keeps them clear and in view.
This will ensure they are fully functioning.
Put a shelf above your radiator
Fitting a shelf above your radiator can help you to direct heat from the radiator and into the room.
Not only this, but it can add to the decoration of your home and look quite nice.
This technique can be extremely useful when a radiator is positioned underneath or close to a window.
If your home is fitted with double glazing you’ll almost certainly benefit from the heat loss reductions.
For a more affordable option, head to to the high street and purchase a double glazing kit – this will fix a plastic film sheet across the window frame and will help heat from escaping.
Thick curtains are also a good alternative for trapping heat inside.