Each year the same worries about the cost of keeping warm rear their ugly heads, whether those costs are to us or the planet. But we don’t have to put up with it. Celtic Sustainables offer some fairly simple solutions which last years and save countless pennies in the long run
With shorter days come cold-weather energy bills. The costs of energy and heating our homes are rising every year, here we discuss a few ideas that you can use at home to cut back on your bills in the winter months.
INSULATION FOR THE HOME
A well-insulated home retains a lot more of its heat, as it is prevented from escaping through roofs and walls. This can generate significant savings on your energy bills as you’ll require less energy to keep your home cosy. Thermalfleece wool insulations come in all shapes and sizes to suit your project and it fits snugly between rafters, joists, and studs to offer fantastic insulation performance.
GET COSY WITH 100% WOOL DUVETS FROM BAAVET
Baavet manufacture wool duvets, pillows, mattress protectors and natural fibre mattresses. Made in the UK with 100% British wool. Unlike feather duvets, wool duvets are breathable and wick moisture away from the body to keep you cool and dry; They’re naturally hypo-allergenic and dust mite resistant; There are no nasty chemicals inside, so you can sleep soundly with complete peace of mind. We are Baa-rmy for Baavet, you won’t regret buying one-you will have the best night’s sleep, ever!
What’s more comforting than sitting in front of a roaring fire when the nights are drawing in? Natural fire lighters from Flamers, are made from natural, renewable, untreated wood shavings dipped in candle wax. Great for wood burning stoves, open fires, pizza ovens & more! Pembrokeshire Natural Briquettes are also great value for money, offering a cleaner alternative to traditional logs.
Once the fire’s lit, you can make it go a little further with some easy-peasy energy-saving habits. Try our Calfire EcoFan, the fan sits on top of a stove, being spun by the heat from the fire. It pushes heat into and around the room for more even warmth, and doesn’t use any additional energy, so you don’t have to worry about the environmental impact. Using an eco-fan increases your thermal comfort at no additional cost (No cables or plugs needed!) Saving you up to 18% on your heating bills.
The National Energy Foundation says “For most households, energy is an expensive necessity. However, there are a number of things you can do to save heat and fuel at home this winter, which will not only save you money but will also make your house cosier and sustainable to run”
- Understand your heating system and its controls.
- Turn your thermostat down.
- Avoid drying clothes on your radiators.
- Use a hot water bottle.
- Keep furniture away from radiators.
- Draw the curtains and fix extra thick curtains across doorways.
- Fit radiator reflector panels, like our radflek heat reflectors. They are easy to install, no need to remove radiators, and nothing to stick on the wall. Heat loss reduced by 45%!!!
- Put on extra layer of clothes and invest in some slippers – it really does keep you warmer!
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