Easy Tips to Follow to Save Money on your Home Heating Bills This Winter

To help ease the pressure and save on your heating bills as we come into winter, we have put together a list of tips you can implement today.

Bleed the radiators at least once a year

Over time, air can become trapped in your radiators. These pockets of air will prevent the radiator from heating up fully and there may be cold patches. You can release this air by bleeding the radiators. Sometimes people will paint over radiator valves which can make them very difficult to adjust. 

Lag your pipes

Before the freezing weather of winter, it’s best to lag your external pipes. It’s really easy and cheap to do as you can buy ready-to-use lagging from a DIY shop. If the lagging prevents the pipes from freezing this could save you the hassle and expense of a boiler breakdown at a time when you need your heating most of all.


Use the Merchant Finder Tool on our homepage to find a merchant in your local area that sells pipe lagging.

Never try to repair a boiler yourself

If you think your boiler may need a repair, get in touch with an OFTEC registered heating engineer. They are the only people legally allowed to work with oil appliances and can help you to ensure your boiler is working effectively and efficiently. Oil pipes and appliances can be very dangerous if not handled correctly.

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