Mid-winter power bills can be eyewatering for some households, especially in homes with poor insulation or inefficient heating. While you can do lots of small things to reduce your power bill, like turning off appliances when not in use, if you’re renovating or building, you can also put things in place to reduce your energy consumption long-term.
In this blog we look at ways to keep your home toasty and your power bill in check all year round!
Install underfloor heating:
Whether its undertile, undercarpet or inslab, Warmup underfloor heating is a super cost-effective way to reduce your power bill.
After the initial outlay for the install, Warmup underfloor heating has been proven to reduce power bills by running at a much lower temperature than conventional heating and distributing heat evenly throughout the room, rather than concentrating at the source and dispersing.
Not only is it cost-effective, it’s also eco-friendly, by circulating air that is cleaner and less polluted than that distributed by radiators or other heaters.
Warmup underfloor heating can reach the same comfortable living temperature as conventional heating while running at a much lower temperature.
When installing underfloor, invest in a Smart Thermostat
If your aim is to reduce your power bill with underfloor heating, it pays to invest in a Smart Thermostat that allows you to control the temperature, set a timer and monitor energy usage.
You can say goodbye to walking on cold floors in the morning!
These thermostats can either hold the home at a constant temperature or operate on a timer to save energy by not heating an empty home.
They also allow you to control electric underfloor heating systems on any scale via a mobile app, giving you full control no matter where you are. You can view detailed information about energy consumption and control the heating to maximise your energy savings.
Keep your home dry
Drier homes are faster and cheaper to heat. As well as having good insulation, make sure you are keeping your home as dry as possible by opening the windows when possible, during the day, especially in the kitchen and bathroom where moisture tends to build up.
If you have a dehumidifier, running this for a couple of hours in the main living areas and anywhere you are heating regularly is a great way to reduce the moisture levels and make your home easier to heat.
Install insulation boards beneath your tiles or shower
One of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your power bill is to ensure you are retaining heat in your home, especially wet rooms.
Impact Tiling installs Marmox insulation boards which are thin sheet boards designed to work as thermal barriers but are also waterproof. When used against wooden floor, these act as a tile backer and will not absorb moisture when used in bathrooms and wet areas.
Marmox insulation boards save up to 50% of heat loss with conventional Warmup underfloor heating, and significantly improve heat-up time, which in turn reduces your power bill.
Marmox boards can be used on walls, floors, bath and shower bases, wash tables and benches.
Not only is undertile heating cost-effective and will work to reduce your power bill in the long run, it’s also the ultimate luxury on these cold winter mornings!
What do others say
“My Warmup underfloor heating is worth its weight in gold. If you’re doing tiles anyway, its super affordable to add-on. For what I spent, it’s definitely worth the investment and my power bill is really reasonable in winter.”
- Sarah Davidson, Impact Tiling customer with Warmup in her two tiled bathrooms