Saving energy in the bedroom

Heating

Central heating

  • Save energy by opening vents in bedrooms only when they are being used.

Space heating

  • Use low watt radiant panel heaters or on a medium setting when the room is in use.
  • Ensure all doors to the room are closed to “trap” the heat.

Retaining heat

  • Drawing the curtains will help to retain heat in the rooms it is needed.
  • Double glazing will also help to maintain warmth.
  • Any gaps around doors and windows that allow a draught should be sealed.

Electric Blankets

  • Turn your electric blanket off when you get into bed
  • Try to do without one altogether – use an extra blanket.

Note: Electric blankets should be inspected for safety at the start of each winter. Contact the manufacturer directly or take it to an electrical appliance repair centre.