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Space heating - energy saving tips

Here are some simple tips to help you reduce the amount of energy used for heating your home when working remotely:

Turn down your room thermostats

Turn down your room thermostats

Aim for 18-20ºC in your living room and workspace, and 15-18ºC in your bedroom read more

Aim for 18-20ºC in your living room and workspace, and 15-18ºC in your bedroom read less
Put on an extra jumper

Put on an extra jumper

You can get cold quickly from not moving around, even though the temperature in your workspace is ideal read more

You can get cold quickly from not moving around, even though the temperature in your workspace is ideal read less
Turn your radiators down or off

Turn your radiators down or off

Turn your radiators down or off in rooms you don't use regularly read more

Turn your radiators down or off in rooms you don't use regularly read less
Close doors

Close doors

Keep any doors in your workspace closed, to avoid losing heat to hallways and other rooms. Close doors to unused rooms so you only heat the smallest possible... read more

Keep any doors in your workspace closed, to avoid losing heat to hallways and other rooms. Close doors to unused rooms so you only heat the smallest possible area read less
Regularly bleed your radiators

Regularly bleed your radiators

If your home runs on a wet central heating system, bleed your radiators regularly, as trapped air can cause the radiators to run inefficiently read more

If your home runs on a wet central heating system, bleed your radiators regularly, as trapped air can cause the radiators to run inefficiently read less
Avoid putting furniture in front of radiators

Avoid putting furniture in front of radiators

This blocks heat from radiating into the rest of the room read more

This blocks heat from radiating into the rest of the room read less
Put radiator foil behind your radiators

Put radiator foil behind your radiators

(especially those on external walls) to reflect heat back into the room. You can also use kitchen aluminium foil mounted on cardboard, with the shiny side... read more

(especially those on external walls) to reflect heat back into the room. You can also use kitchen aluminium foil mounted on cardboard, with the shiny side facing outwards read less
Check windows and doors for draughts

Check windows and doors for draughts

You can buy draught excluders for your doors and windows or simply make them yourself from fabric read more

You can buy draught excluders for your doors and windows or simply make them yourself from fabric read less