We’re all feeling the pinch this year again, and with the heavy winters we seem to be experiencing lately, it seems all the more important to find ways to reduce heating bill.
We all know the standard advice to reduce heating bill: turn the thermostat down by one degree, wear an extra layer, drink hot drinks, insulate your loft/cavity walls, and use solar energy if you can.
But there are other ways that you can keep warm while still keeping your heating bills to a minimum.
1. Exercise at home: instead of paying to use the gym, get a home exercise programme on DVD and generate your own heat for a fraction of the cost. Take the Insanity® 60-day challenge or try P90X, both available from beachbody.co.uk, and not only will you get the body you always wanted, but you will find yourself turning the heating off within minutes of starting the warm-up!
2. Get domestic: baking, cleaning, peeling vegetables, washing up, stripping wallpaper – once you get started, you’ll soon be stripping off the layers! Try out some new recipes for the family, and the oven will warm the room, not to mention sending out delicious smells at the same time.
3. Pamper yourself: take a long, hot bath or shower and then wrap up in fleecy pyjamas, wooly bed socks and a robe, before spending some me-time applying a warming face mask and massaging in a luxurious hand and foot cream. It’ll get your blood pumping and warm you up as well as relaxing you, before you curl up in bed for an early night with a good book. Bliss – and all without putting the heating on!