When the temperature plummets outside, you’ll want to keep guests snug inside your B&B. The huge rises in heating and oil costs have levelled off a bit recently, but making a large property warm can still pay havoc on your bank account in winter. Here are BnB Edition‘s 7 top ways to lower your heating bills this Christmas.
1. Keep heating units and vents clear.
Make sure there are no rugs or furniture in the way of your hot air – this will improve the efficiency of heat circulation instantly.
2. Close the curtains.
As soon as the sun goes down, draw thick insulated curtains across as many windows as you can. It’ll conserve heat and give everywhere a cosy feel.
3. Find the gaps.
Every building has its small leaks. Light incense on a windy day to find the problem places that are letting in a draft and close them up with metal-backed tape to prevent heat escaping.
4. Set the thermostat.
The temperature doesn’t have to be cranked up all the time. Invest a timer or smart thermostat, then set it to lower and raise the heating to suit the quiet and busy times inside your B&B.
5. Install Eco-shower heads.
Big bills can also add up on heating up water for customer’s showers. Green conscious shower attachments can be bought at a reasonable price to help make the water flow more efficiently without guests feeling hard done by.
6. Service your furnace.
If your heating system is on the old side, pay a small fee for a service before you turn it on this winter and you could save huge amounts on your bills when it’s running properly.
7. Add an electric blanket.
Electric blankets are a lovely cosy extra for B&B guests and they’re cheaper to run than heating the whole bedroom.
Images; Thanks to Steve Johnston on Flickr.com.
Category: Practical Tips