Winter is an expensive time; both for our pockets, with high fuel bills and heating costs; and to the environment that has to endure all that extra carbon dioxide as we struggle to keep out homes war throughout the winter.
However, there are a great many eco-friendly winter products that can reduce our bills and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.
And now is the time to start preparing - before the cold kicks in and we a returning the heating up.
Around the Home The best way to reduce heating costs is to reduce waste.
Making sure the house is well insulated is perhaps fundamentally the best method for reducing heating costs But also there are other ways too.
Boosting the power of your radiators is great way of saving money on heating.
Nearly a third of all heat from a radiator is soaked up by the back wall - so reflecting this back into the room will reduce your heating costs quite significantly.
Radiator Panels / Radiator foil These are so simple and easy to install that I can't understand why everybody hasn't fitted them yet.
Heatkeeper Radiator Panels or radiator foil simply reflect the heat from behind the radiator back into the room, allowing you to turn the thermostat down and saving up to a third of your heating costs.
Other Heat saving devices Other radiator boosting devices re available too.
Some use fans to blow the lost heat back into the room and automatic radiator bleeders will ensure that they are all running efficiently.
By taking advantage of lost heat and ensuring your radiators are in tip top condition, you'll be amazed at how much money you can save.