Many of us have seen our energy bills creep up as we use more power because we are at
home all day and night thanks to the coronavirus lockdown.
While the recent spell of lovely weather in the UK has reduced the need for heating, more
people are working in home offices, kitchens and living rooms when they would normally be
As a result, the UK is spending an estimated extra £52million a week on energy bills,
according to comparison site Uswitch.
If someone in your household is forced to stay at home, you are likely to spend an extra £16
a month on energy bills.
But there are simple steps you can take to reduce your heating, and therefore your energy
You may have adjusted your thermostat so that the heating comes on during the day – but
you are generally more active during the day and need less heat, so try not to have it
running all day.
Also, try to only heat the rooms you use. If there is only one of you at home, a portable
electric heater next to you for a few hours may be a better option than central heating.
Smart thermostats, or smart heating controls, are a state-of-the-art technology that allows
homeowners to connect their central heating system to the internet.
The advantage is it allows you to change the temperature or switch your heating off and on
using your smartphone or other device.
These new systems will help you manage your energy usage much better and save cash on
your energy bill.
They have waste-eliminating features like multi-room control, hot water control, the ability to
track when you leave and enter your home and adjust the heating accordingly, and draught
Finally, a well-maintained boiler is far more energy efficient, so drop Great British Heating a
line if you need it fixed or tuned up.
Our Staff During The Covid19 Outbreak.
Our dedicated staff are doing everything they can to support our customers and provide the
same reliable service at a difficult time.
Rest assured we are on hand to tackle any heating problem you have and have
implemented safety measures to protect both staff and customers.
Full information on the measures we are implementing during this epidemic can be found
Our engineers will arrive in personal protective equipment (PPE) so that they’re protected
and will adopt sanitary working practices. Our staff have been categorised as key workers,
so they can still visit your property.