Keeping warm this winter

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Unfortunately, it is coming into the time of year where we must start thinking seriously about keeping our home warm for the winter. There is nothing worse than sitting in the cold and it is important we use the most economical fuel available to keep heating costs down over the cold period. The reality is that Ireland unfortunately gets very cold in the winter and fuel is big business.

Nowadays there are many types of central heating systems, including gas, electricity, oil, and solar powered systems. However, most people also have an open fire or range to supplement the heating. If this unit is solid fuel, you will need wood, turf, briquettes, or coal to get you through the winter.

But we all like to save a few cents and here are some top tips for saving money and fuel in the build-up to winter.

1 Insulation

When that cool draught starts to come into your home, it is time to insulate. Make sure your blinds and curtains are fit for the task as they will reduce the loss of heat. A draught excluder for the cracks at the bottom of your door will aid you in your efforts. Making these efforts will not only stop you getting cold but help you reduce your energy bill.

2 Use your curtains

Heat from the sun is free so when the sun is shining open your curtains and let the sunlight and heat into your home. When it gets dark, close the curtains and they will act as another form of insulation.

3 Move your sofa

It may feel like a great idea to have your sofa in front of the radiator but the couch is absorbing all the heat. Move it away so the hot air can circulate around the room. The same goes for drying clothes on the radiator as well.

So there you have it. A few tips to save a few cents this winter and conserve your fuel for when it is needed most.

If you would like to advertise your Fuel or heating oil business or purchase fuel for this winter season visit Advertiser Classifieds.

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