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By this point in the year, you’re probably deep into your winter prep, trying to enjoy what remains of fall with one eye on the season to come. Part of that winter prep will doubtless involve a focus on your winter fuel bills. We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling when we open our quarterly bill in spring, wondering what on earth happened, and how we can possibly have spent so much just on trying to keep warm.
It may surprise you to learn that there is a single issue that could be pushing the price of your heating bill up. While there will always be side facets to consider, if you can get this one area right, then you could see your heating bill come tumbling down this winter. So what is this incredible thing, the one thing you need to improve if you want to reduce your bill?
That may seem like a joke, but it isn’t. If you read on, you will see just how much your memory influences the amount you will spend on your heating bills this winter– as well as a few tips on how to combat it.
You Forget To… Check Your Insulation
If you fail to check your insulation, then you’re going to be inadvertently increasing your heating bill. Insulation is there to keep your house warm; if it’s got holes in it, or has become detached, then it’s not going to be able to do that as effectively. As a result, you’re going to turn up the thermostat to compensate for the poorly-performing insulation. So grab a torch and head into the attic while you still remember to do so.
You Forget To… Turn Off Lights Or Your Heating When You Leave The House
While it’s nice to come home to a warm house, it’s nicer not to have to deal with the shock of a huge heating bill in a few months time. If you forget to turn your heating off every time you leave the house, then you’re spending an awful lot of money on providing heat for no one to enjoy.
In the future, intelligent energy and smart meters will help identify when heating and electrical systems have been left on for no reason. If you’re not ready to upgrade, then you’re going to have to rely on your memory for now– why not put a note on your front door to remind you to turn the dial down?
You Forget To… Switch Your Provider To Get The Best Deals
Switching to a different energy provider is something we all know we’re meant to do, but have you remembered to actually do it? Possibly not, and that’s a real shame, as you could be missing out on some huge deals. Why not jump on this task while you remember, and see just how much a simple phone call or Google search is able to shave off your heating bill for this year?
So make lists, improve your memory, and rely on tech while necessary– and you won’t have to worry about a shocking fuel bill as spring rolls around!