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It’s 2023 and you should never have to sacrifice comfort in an attempt to lower bills.

Heating or saving — does it have to be a choice?

Thankfully, you no longer have to make the decision between home heating and saving money as you can achieve both simultaneously.

We’ve teamed up with iHeat, the online boiler installation experts, to provide you with some simple but effective DIY tips you can carry out which will potentially save you hundreds of pounds each year.

They’re always thinking of clever ways to help homeowners — much like ourselves.

In light of this, we’re offering our members the chance to earn an exclusive £100 cashback* with every online purchase made at iHeat through us this week.

iHeat’s top DIY tips for saving money on your heating

Insulate your pipes

It’s a good idea to insulate the pipes which carry hot water from your boiler to your radiators, as well as the condensate pipe which removes excess water to outside the home. This can help reduce pipe freezes and heat loss, as well as improve the efficiency of your system.

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Use a smart thermostat

Install a smart thermostat to better regulate the temperature in your home. This can help you save money by automatically adjusting the temperature when you're away or asleep.

Bleed your radiators

Over time, air can accumulate in your radiators, reducing their efficiency. To fix this, bleed your radiators regularly to remove any air pockets.

Balance your radiators

By balancing the different radiators around your home, you’ll coordinate the speed in which they get hot, meaning more efficient temperature control.

Use radiator reflector panels

Install reflector panels behind your radiators to help reflect heat back into the room. This can improve the overall efficiency of your central heating system as no heat is going to waste.

Use TRVs

Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) allow the most efficient possible radiator control, providing the option for entire property or zonal (room specific) heating.

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Turn down the thermostat

Lowering the temperature on your thermostat by just a few degrees can help you save money on your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.

Check your boiler pressure regularly

Low boiler pressure can cause your heating system to be less efficient, so make sure to check your boiler pressure regularly and adjust it if necessary. Usually, optimum boiler pressure is around 1.5-2 bar. Anything below one bar is considered low pressure.

Keep doors and windows closed

Close doors and windows to keep the heat in your home. This can help reduce frivolous thermal waste, as well as lower your bills.

Use draft excluders

DIY insulation, such as well-placed draft excluders at the foot of the front and back door, can really make a difference, not only to keeping the cold out, but also keeping the heat your boiler generates in.

Bonus tips (if you want a helping hand)

By following the tips above, you can help maximise your boiler's efficiency and save money on your energy bills.

However, if you want to boost potential savings even further, it can be a good idea to contact the experts.

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Regular maintenance 

Even if just one tiny component of your boiler isn’t functioning as it should, you’ll be needlesley wasting energy and losing out on potential savings.

Arranging an annual boiler service by a Gas Safe registered engineer is an excellent way of detecting and proactively addressing boiler issues, ensuring optimum performance.

Upgrade your boiler

If your boiler is 10-15 years old, whether it’s showing obvious signs of failure or not, you should always consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model.

Modern boilers have been meticulously designed and expertly manufactured with an onus on performance efficiency, helping you save money on your heating bills.

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According to the Energy Saving Trust, by replacing an older G-rated boiler with a new A-rated model, you could be saving up to £840 per year, while at the same time keeping your home as heated as you like.

Boilers don’t have to be daunting or a hassle. A free iHeat fixed price quote takes seconds and provides you with the most suitable and efficient new boiler options for your home. It’s really that easy.

Don’t forget, click through us for a new iHeat boiler quote and you could earn yourself an exclusive £100 cashback* this week if you make an online purchase.

* The cashback rate displayed is what Plus members will receive. The Classic rate may vary.

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