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Do you know someone who is struggling to stay warm in their home?

To stay warmer this winter follow some of the advice below:

  • Move furniture away from the radiators to allow heat to circulate.
  • Curtains should be thick or lined and closed at dusk to keep heat in.
  • Use heating controls to help manage room temperatures and heating times.
  • Turning the room thermostat down by 1°C can save 10% off your bill.
  • Room temperatures should be set between 18°C and 21°C (64°F and 70°F).
  • Remember the room stays warm for 45 minutes after you switch off the heating.
  • Setting your hot water tank thermostat to 60°C (140°F) – this should be warm enough.
  • Place aluminium foil behind the radiators to reflect heat back into the room.
  • Draught proof windows and exterior doors with brush or PVC seals.
  • Fit a brush or spring flap to letterboxes and cover keyholes.
  • Installing a smart meter could save you money and may provide more accurate bills. 

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