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Whether you pay your heating bills weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly, we have all gone through the frustration that the colder months brings us when it comes to the amount we are spending on heating.

We then try to reduce our bill by trying to take immediate actions the most common is turning the heating off and adding more layers of clothes.

Well, in this article we will be discussing 5 simple ways you can reduce your heating bills without breaking the bank.

1. Replace Windows

A common cause of heat loss is through old windows, this comes in a range of ways from broken seals to single pane windows both of which can reduce the temperature in your house quickly.

Fixing these problems can be as simple as fixing broken or worn seals this can cost as little as a few dollars per roll. Alternatively you can replace your windows with double or triple glazing in a bid to make your house air tight.

2. Insulate Your Attic

As many of you know from school, heat rises. In your home, there is no difference and the majority of your heat can be lost through your roof. Over the years there has been numerous government schemes to add insulation to your loft, but if you are looking to do this yourself you can find yourself loft insulation for pretty cheap.

3. Check Your Plumbing

When spending too much on your heating bills, you should start to consider looking into your plumbing and heating system to see how efficient it is.

You could be focusing all your time on insulation where the problem was as simple as getting a new boiler, speak to your local plumber about your heating bills as they will be able to come round a do a few tests to see if your heating can be improved.

Something as simple as a little bit of plumbing maintenance can really make a huge difference, one of the most common fixes is power flushing. Over time your system can build up with debris caused by corrosion of the pipes and radiators which can cause the system to become blocked and reduce the flow of heat reaching your rooms from the boiler.

4. Block Any and All Drafts

Some of the best ways can be the simple ones, try feeling around your house for a draft. Most houses have a few from exposed pipes to gaps around window frames. Many of these can be fixed quickly and cheaper with simple materials.

For instance, if there is an exposed pipe leading through and exterior wall, these can sometimes have a gap around the pipe. Simply fill this with expanding foam or another type of filler. This helps to reduce the amount of airflow into the house.

Another area to look for drafts is around your exterior doors. Check to see if you can see light around the edges of your door frame. If you can see sunlight, cold air can easily get through to create a draft. Get some simple strip insulation and stick it around your door frame to seal it up.

5. Use the Sun

The cheapest and easiest tip you can carry out right now is to ensure you leave your curtains open. I know, it sounds too simple right? Well despite the freezing temperatures outside the sun will provide radiating warmth through the window.

In the winter, the sun is usually lower in the sky. Depending on your house’s layout, it provides a direct line through your window giving you unlimited FREE warmth. However you should always consider closing curtains during the night as they can reduce the effect of drafts.

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