Here is the first in our series of Energy Saving Tips:
Stop draughts: pull the curtains
Keep your home warmer in the cold by pulling the curtains when it gets dark.
If thin, line them with curtain insulation wadding – cheap and easy to do, sew or tack to the window side, use old blankets or use two sets. fit close to the window all around & the wall side of radiators.
Enjoy the extra warmth.
Stop draughts: plug your chimney
One study shows household heating was 30 percent higher without chimney dampers.
Plug the hole with a chimney balloon inside to provide an effective seal, or make your own, with old pillows or balled newspaper. Ensure some air still gets through & remove before using the fireplace.
Enjoy warmer feet!