We’re going to have to do something about our fuel bills which, like everyone else’s are going up and up. We’ve got to look at our usage, because our consumption has been creeping up.
We have thermostatic raidator valves on all our radiators and I’ve turned them off in the rooms we don’t use, and down as far as we possibly can everywhere else. I think one of the culprits in energy use is Bee and her freqeunt and long showers, so this is going to have to be tackled.
I’ve been going round today putting newspaper in the gaps in windows to keep draughts out. One thing I’m not sure about is whether it’s cheaper to leave the heating on all the time but on a low heat, or whether to have it coming on and off, say for an hour and half in the morning, and then for a couple of hours in the evening. I’m also beginning to wonder whether we should just use small fan heaters in each room as and when we need them rather than central heating.
How do you manage your central heating? What have you found to be the cheapest way of programming it? Or have you abandoned it altogether?
Until next time, Tawney x