Each year it becomes more expensive for householders to run and maintain a home. As the winter months approach, we don’t welcome the arrival of ever-inflating fuel and phone bills. Fortunately, help is at hand from several sources in the battle to keep running costs down whilst keeping your home comfortable in cold wet weather. Here are some tips.
Insulation. This has had so much media coverage over recent years, surely everybody has heard of the different loft insulation schemes and cavity wall insulation for some types of building. Government help is available for qualifying householders, so check your local council web site and other local sources for more information.
Intelligent gadgets. In the last few years, the range of gadgets available to monitor and control energy usage has increased hugely. Most energy suppliers offer their own and some do them free of charge. You simply set them up and plug them into a wall socket. Or you can install an app on your mobile, and even send instructions to your energy and lighting control systems from it.
Curtains. Yes, these good old-fashioned pieces of cloth are remarkably effective at keeping in the warmth of a room – and they look good too. No need to bust the monthly budget by buying new. Hunt out the bargain basement chains and check out the charity shops too. Sometimes you can be lucky.
Common sense. Strike a balance between the ambient temperature of your home and warm clothes. Before you turn the heating up a notch, try donning an extra cardigan or your favourite hoodie, and see if that does the trick.
Looking for an accident solicitor in Renfrew?
Do you need advice about injuries you’ve suffered from an accident that was not your fault? This could be as a result of an accident at work, on the roads, on public transport or a slip trip or fall. Perhaps you were injured by faulty equipment you bought. If so, then the manufacturer or supplier could be liable to pay you compensation. You can ask an accident solicitor in Renfrew, or wherever you live, for advice.
Accident Advice Helpline
Don’t be shy about asking for information and advice. Are your injuries causing you problems? Are you off work and losing income? You can contact us to find out if you have a valid claim. Take our 30-second test to check if your claim qualifies, and then give us a quick call. We can also give you an idea of what your claim could be worth, if an accident solicitor in Renfrew wins your case. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. Call us when it suits you, because our lines are open twenty-four hours a day. If we can’t answer your call immediately, we’ll call you back.
Do you want an adviser to call you back? Text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Date Published: 31st October 2014