Tips to reduce your energy bills this Christmas (2021)

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"... except for when it comes to energy bills! Christmas time always brings joy and happiness to many of our lives where we can reunite with family members that we haven't seen in a while, and shower loved ones with presents that you know they'll love. But Christmas time does always come with the added pressure of trying to keep costs low, and with the recent rise in energy prices, you'll want to know how to keep your bills low this Christmas. That's why at Warming Wakefield LTD in an effort to help all of our customers across Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, York, and Huddersfield save some extra money, we have provided a few tips to reduce your energy bills this Christmas.

Book your boiler service before the busy Christmas period

By getting your boiler serviced at least once a year, you can guarantee that it is operating at its optimum running efficiency and therefore delivering the results that your money is paying for. Not to forget, a regular boiler service can reduce the potential of a breakdown by highlighting problems early on, which might otherwise result in the need for a very costly repair. We offer boiler services in Wakefield, and the surrounding areas such as Leeds, Barnsley, Huddersfield and York.

Think about switching your energy supplier

Not many homeowners know this, but changing your energy supplier is quite likely to save you money in the long term! Most people are often reluctant to switch suppliers because they fear that the process is either too complicated or not worth the hassle, when in actual fact if you switch suppliers every year, you are likely to benefit from cheaper or at least the same rates, as energy providers look to entice new customers by offering great deals on their energy plans.

However, energy suppliers cannot afford for the process to be complicated in fear of losing customers at the first hurdle, but we can definitely promise that the benefits of switching are worthwhile. In some cases, you can make annual savings totalling hundreds of pounds. To find out more about how to switch energy suppliers, or if you have any questions about how to do so, then get in touch!

Remember to keep your doors closed for all rooms in your house

In the cold winter months, it's important to close the doors of rooms that are not in use and restrict the heat into a smaller area. You will notice a huge difference. Whilst you're there, turn the radiators off in the rooms that you have closed, there’s little point in heating them if nobody is going to be using them.

Regularly bleed your radiators

During the winter, it is highly likely that you have started to notice cold spots on your radiators, which means that you could possibly benefit from giving bleeding them. If you don't know how to do this, you can purchase a bleed key from most DIY shops and all you need to do is stick the tool into the side of the radiator and wait for the hissing noise to pass, which is the sound of gas being released from the radiator. This will allow you to reduce your energy bills because you will no longer need to increase the temperature on your thermostat in an attempt to squeeze out heat from tiny warm spots.

Use pipe-lagging on any exterior pipes

If you have any exposed copper piping, place pipe-lagging around the entire pipe. The extra insulation will reduce the amount of heat escaping from your pipe and keep the warm water inside warmer, for longer. Again, pipe-lagging can be purchased from most DIY shops in your local area in Wakefield.

Get in touch with us for help with your central heating

Here at Warming Wakefield LTD, we’re specialists when it comes to efficient home heating. If you have any questions regarding your central heating or are concerned that you might need a repair, please get in touch. You can fill out a form on our contact page.