Published On: Tue, Feb 6th, 2018

Heating: Keep bills down using THIS £5 device in winter chill | Property | Life & Style

We all know heating bills can rack up, particularly this week which is expected to be one of the coldest of winter, according to UK weather news. 

But a certain £5 item can help you stay warm without having to pay unnecessary costs for your heating bill.

Resist turning up your thermostat by using a heat pad to warm cold hands or feet.

Prices start from around £5 for a wheat filled one from high street stores.

Microwavable heat pads can be prepared in minutes, and provide a useful heat source for cold nights.

You can also get cost friendly varieties filled with gel, that you heat by boiling in a pan of water for five minutes. 

There are other things you can do to stay warm without turning up the thermostat.

One idea is to block drafts, for instance under doors or around a faulty window.

You can do this through placing rolled up towels or weather stripping tape over the opening.

This will prevent cold air entering and reducing the temperature of your home.

You can also dress in multiple thin, warm layers while around the house.

This will better insulate your body against the coldcompared to fewer, thicker layers.

Finally, check you don’t have furniture placed in front of your radiators. 

If the warm air is blocked by furniture, it means it won’t reach you properly – meaning you are wasting money. 

It was recently revealed there is a useful trick to prevent your pipes from freezing and causing damage to your property.

There is a specific part of your boiler system you should be able to locate in order to save you from potential problems. 

This is called the stopcock, a valve for turning on and off the cold water supply in your home. 

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