Heating Hacks for 2019Heating Hacks for 2019Has the New Year left you feeling the pinch? No, we aren’t talking about your waistline, rather your purse strings! January is always a struggle, for most of us, especially when it comes to reading your bank statement. It is only natural that keeping your home warm is a luxury that we often neglect to factor into our monthly outgoings throughout the festive period but what if you could heat your home for less? No bubble wrap or foil required. Here are some of our top tips on how you can keep your house warm for less this year.Sweet DreamsEnsure that you have the appropriate tog rating for your duvet during the colder months. Many department stores will have a guide on the side of the packaging and even have samples for you to feel and look at before making a purchase.Have wooden flooring? Why not consider laying down a few rugs by your bedside? Another great way to save money is to invest in some cute cosy blankets that can be used either on top of your regular bedding or as a way to snuggle up on the sofa with the heating on low. As for those Christmas socks, now is the time to wear them and generally put on a few extra layers.Think SmartA great way to monitor and reduce your energy consumption usage is to consider installing a smart meter in your home. Luckily for you, if you live in the UK then you can get one of these free of charge between now and 2020. Why not consult your energy provider about their role out plan and you could start saving today.Savvy ShoppingConsider shopping around for the best deal by using an online site such as comparethemarket.com or Uswitch which will provide you with some of the best deals suited to you and your home. You could save yourself £100’s.Interior DesignDon’t worry you don’t need to completely renovate your living room, but by leaving those curtains open during those sunny Winter days and simply relocating that sofa away from your radiator, you could create a warmer home without spending a single penny. If you have a fireplace then you could also consider a balloon to trap warm air from escaping our through your chimney, this can then be deflated and removed when you want to have a fire.Insulate to AccumulateYou have heard it time and time again, but insulation is the best way to retain heat, from loft insulation, double glazed windows and under-floor heating, but of course, these can all be costly so another much cheaper option is to close doors and avoid draughts by using a draught excluder.Radiate HeatOur electric heaters offer a fully programmable control system, lower operational costs as well as flexibility which will enable you to either heat your home or office and rest easy knowing you have one of the best from their categories. All of our Vantage radiators come with a 30-year warranty as standard, with prices starting from less than £300 whilst our Italian built design comes with a 10-year warranty and offers silent operation from less than £400. As well as saving money you will no longer have to worry about bleeding your radiators in preparation for the colder months.Call us on 01252 560770 for more information.Alternatively, why not complete our 2-minute self-survey online for a quick quote from one of our experts.Winter SunshineIf all else fails, then book yourself a Winter sun break with all of that money that you are bound to save using the tricks above.Happy New Year from us all at Electric Heating Expert!