created by Cleveland Fire Brigade published on 11 November 2020

Our award winning Stay Safe and Warm scheme can help - it is completely FREE and offers access to heaters and other equipment*

To stay warmer this winter follow some of the advice below:

Move furniture away from the radiators to allow heat to circulate

• Curtains should be thick or lined and closed at dusk to keep heat in

• Use heating controls to help manage room temperatures and heating times

• Turning the room thermostat down by 1°C can save 10% off your bill

• Room temperatures should be set between 18°C and 21°C (64°F and 70°F)

• Remember the room stays warm for 45 minutes after you switch off the heating

• Setting your hot water tank thermostat to 60°C (140°F) – this should be warm enough

• Place aluminium foil behind the radiators to reflect heat back into the room

• Draught proof windows and exterior doors with brush or PVC seals

• Fit a brush or spring flap to letterboxes and cover keyholes

Installing a smart meter could save you money and may provide more accurate bills. 

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