Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
WINTER WARMING TOP TIPS TO STAY COSY AND REDUCE YOUR BILLS
• FIT A THERMOSTAT and radiator controls to maintain a comfortable temperature without wasting energy. • SETTING YOUR
THERMOSTAT to a comfortable 18-24C and turning down the heat by one degree could save up to 10 per cent on bills. • INSULATION KEEPS THE HEAT IN YOUR HOME and is a great way to save energy, money and do your bit for the environment. • INSULATE YOUR HOT
WATER TANK to keep your water hot for longer, and water will run at the right temperature more quickly if you insulate your cold and hot water pipes, too. It’s cheap and you can do it yourself.
• WALL INSULATION doesn’t cost much and can really cut your energy use. • DRAUGHT-PROOFING is an easy and costeffective way to reduce heat loss, with most materials available from DIY stores. • INSULATING UNDER
THE FLOORBOARDS on your ground floor will save you about £60 a year, and you can seal the gaps between floors and skirting boards to reduce draughts.