Turn down heat

Turning down your thermostat by 1⁰C can save you up to 10% on your heating bills

If the weather’s not too cold, set your timer so that your central heating only comes on when you’re at home. During really cold weather, leave your heating on a low level by turning down your thermostat. If you’re going out for the evening or planning to be away for a day or two, set the thermostat to 13⁰C. That way you’ll reduce your heating bills without the risk of your water pipes freezing up.

Once you’ve warmed up your rooms, keep the heat inside by closing your curtains when it gets dark and cold outside. This will prevent heat escaping through the windows. Also check the seal on your windows and doors and fit draught proofing if you need to.

Set your hot water thermostat or immersion heater to 60%. You’ll find that’s hot enough.