With the cost of gas and electric going up again, many of us are worried about how we are going to afford to heat our homes this winter. Lots of people are delaying putting on their heating and hoping that we do not have a bad winter as they simply cannot keep up the rising costs that may well go up again early next year.

It is vital that we do everything possible to try and reduce the amount of energy we use and make our homes more efficient to reduce the bills. The first thing you should do is consider your insulation. This may not only be the insulation in your walls and in your attic but also the insulation of your doors and windows. A lot of heat can escape through gaps in doors and invested in high quality insulated one will help to retain the heat.

You also need to consider reducing the amount of electricity you use. If you haven’t already then you should switch your lighting to LED and also think about having lights and electrical items such as your garage door controlled by a smart device. You can have lighting in a garage built on sensors to ensure they are not left on when they shouldn’t be.