Smart Heating Systems

Whether you’re looking to cut back on expenses or conserve energy resources, there are plenty of smart and economical ways to keep your home warm for less this winter. 

From changing how you use your central heating system, to DIY sealing, learn to keep your home warm and efficient for cooler weather this fall.

Here's How You Can Keep Your Home Warm for Less This Winter

When you come home from a long day out and find your home much colder than you’d like, cranking on the heating only when you’re home may seem like the more economical idea. In actuality, this may be counter intuitive.

Ambient temperature in the winter can be quite low, making the home much frostier than we’d typically like. Indoor temperature can continue to drop making the climb up to a warmer temperature steeper and more costly.

To save on energy expenditure, set your thermostat at a temperature lower than your comfort temperature. This way, the house is kept relatively warm so that when you return and turn up the heat, the climb to the desired temperature causes less stress on the central air system, using less energy sources. You can use the setback function or program on your thermostat to schedule these changes in accordance to your return home.

Weather-stripping or silicone-based caulking are easy do-it-yourself methods that help trap heat indoors while keeping cold air out. These instruments and products are available at any home improvement store. These approaches to sealing should be used on windows, doors and even sliding glass doors.

A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you can see light passing through the cracks, it hasn’t been sealed well enough.

If your home is fitted with a fireplace, consider its heating power. Different types of fireplaces offer different levels of heating. Those enclosed in glass oftentimes come with a light switch-type of on-and-off function. These fireplaces produce little heat and usually come without a fan, which is crucial for proper distribution of heat. Attempting to heat a home with this type of fireplace results in higher gas consumption for less heating because of its design. If your fireplace is among this build, consider having a fan installed. The fan is instrumental in distributing the heat from the fireplace throughout the room. Once a fan is put in place, your fireplace becomes an effective method to alternative home heating.

Standard wood burning fireplaces are efficient at producing heat. The only caveat would be that because the natural draft leads up the flue pipe, it creates a vacuum inside of the home. You might find that though the room nearest the fireplace is warm, the back rooms are much colder than before. This is because those rooms pull cold air from outside. To combat this, implement the fan-based fireplace heating system with proficient weather-stripping and caulking to reduce the amount of outdoor air brought inside.

Still Need to Schedule An Annual Boiler Check, Call Us Today

At Smart Heating Systems, our technicians, specialists, and plumbers have a genuine concern for your home heating systems. Whether you need boiler maintenance or simple advice on how to get the most out of your central heating system, our teams are always available for you. All our Gas Safe registered engineers are happy to offer advice and explain how we conduct an annual boiler service. To learn more about how you can keep heating bills down, or to schedule a boiler check, call us at 02089078427 or click here to book an appointment online.

Are you ready for winter? Make sure you avail our special offers on Boiler service when you book. Get in touch with us today.


Smart Heating Systems offers 100% reliable and professional heating services all over London and surrounding areas. Our trained and certified heating engineers are able to survey your property(s), assess your heating requirements and then provide a bespoke heating services quote that suits your budget and your needs.

With over a decade of extensive hands-on experience in domestic and smart heating services, our team is able to give you honest advice and reliable heating services whenever you need them.

Smart Heating Systems have carried out plumbing and heating services for numerous high end residential and commercial properties throughout London. We ensure all our services are:


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Our quotes are all inclusive, competitive to the market rates available and with no hidden fees.




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Smart Heating Systems are authorised members of Gas Safe (registration number 572271) and can provide a number of gas and electric heating and boiler repairs services for both domestic and commercial clients.
Our network of technicians and engineers are qualified for all types of boiler repairs – from minor boiler fixes to major problems.