There’s a lot to be said for energy prices at the moment, now we have a baby I’ve realised that just putting an extra layer on doesn’t cut it. We need to be warmer in the most efficient ways. Not only to keep us well and comfortable but also to cut costs. So just in time for the big chill, here are a few tips to keep the family warm this winter.
Get your heating system checked regularly by a qualified professional. It’s the only way to make sure everything is running efficiently and correctly. Especially if it’s been a long summer where you’ve hardly used the heating. The same goes for your water pressure. We all know hot showers and hot water becomes far more desirable in winter. It’s better to have a consistent pressure based on actual demands for optimal energy consumption. If you have water pressure problems, something like a something like a dab home booster pump might be worth looking into.
You might be able to claim financial and practical help with heating your home. It’s worth investigating, as you never know, you could be eligible. Obviously there are certain terms you have to meet but if it doesn’t tick the right boxes for you, it might for someone that you know. Find out more online from the Energy Saving Trust
This might be an obvious one, but stay active. Even moderate exercise can help keep you warm. Play a game with the kids for an hour, clean the house or move the front room around. Get everyone involved and get moving. You’ll soon be so warm you’ll want to take your jumpers off!
You might not realise it but having at least one hot meal a day makes a massive difference to the body in winter. Think big hearty stews and soups with lots of vegetables. Not only are they cost saving and super easy to do, but they’ll fill you up for longer and give you some insulation from inside your tummy!