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Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter Without Increasing Energy Bills and make you get your Boiler Serviced

Traditional brass radiator situated in a hall way
Radiators installed by DDWilson

It's that time of year again, guys' winter is coming in, and your all turning the heating up (well, everyone but Dad - "who's been messing with the thermostat?!?!!"). This blog will give you all a few quick, handy tips that will help keep that precious heat from being wasted due to inefficiencies around the home, meaning that the eye-watering energy bills at the end of the month might be a little less.

To help you this winter, we've pulled together our top tips from our very own Darren Willson and the team from DDWilson to keep your home warm throughout the chilly months ranging from practical advice to home efficiency renovations.


Wrap up Warm

Well, I know it's not rocket science, but this simple tip from the British Heart Foundation could save you from notching up the degrees in the house. Dress in layers and wear a hat, gloves and scarf. Clothes made from wool, cotton or fleecy fabrics are warmest. When you're indoors, wear warm socks and slippers to keep your feet cosy.


Close your doors around the house

Close doors and use a keyhole cover to block draughts. Buy thermal linings for curtains to keep the heat from being lost.

Check your heating

Make sure you have your heating system regularly serviced to make sure all is in working order. Having your heating systems checked is essential as, over the summer months, lack of use or improper use can make your boilers incur errors, or even your pipes might start leaking due to the temperature change. Over the years, we have seen many customers turn the heating back on for prolonged usage over the winter only to find these issues. So, please have your boiler serviced.

Install Programmable Room Thermostats

Are you looking for ways to improve your home's energy efficiency? One suggestion we can offer is to add a programmable thermostat to your home. Programmable thermostats are so named because they let you automatically control your home's temperature. A programmable thermostat can give you much more control over your home's temperature and save you time and money in the long run. Learn how a programmable thermostat can improve your home's energy efficiency.


Install TRVs

Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) are installed on the side of the radiator and allow you to control the temperature in different rooms. You can reduce your overall energy bills by turning down or switching off the heating in rooms that are not in use.


Consider Pipe Lagging

Pipe lagging is fitting foam tubes around your hot water pipes, which makes them more efficient and protects them against the cold. You can pick up pipe lagging at most DIY shops cheaply. Alternatively, our engineers will fit pipe lagging, brilliant winter warmer tips.


Get Your Boiler Serviced

Having your boiler serviced annually ensures that it runs as efficiently as possible. It also prevents an unexpected breakdown at the worst time of year! Please read more here about ddwilson's boiler service.


Is Your Boiler Efficient Enough?

Don't let an inefficient boiler ruin all your efforts; a new A-rated boiler could save you hundreds each year. If you notice any of the following with your boiler, it's probably time for a service or upgrades:

  1. No hot water or water takes a long time to warm up.

  2. No heating or heating takes a while to come on.

  3. Energy bills have increased despite no extra use.

  4. Unusual noises are coming from the boiler.

  5. Cold spots on your radiators.

  6. Water leaks from the system.


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