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More ideas, thoughts and advice to help you and yours save energy cash during the Winter ahead!

Updated: May 26, 2023

For sure, a key topic on the minds of most of us right now, is how best to handle the Winter ahead reference the ‘dreaded’ energy crisis issues we are now all well and truly facing. For sure, this is definitely the case with the Mint team.

Here, on this blog just recently, we highlighted - via the well-informed team - a ‘taster’ initial schedule of advice, thoughts and tactics to help you and yours do all they can to help out, in all kinds of ways, to save vital cash on energy spend through this sure to be challenging Winter. Here below, are some more of their thoughts to take on board ….to try and make those all important reductions of your Energy bills.

Heating Boiler efficiency

First here is a fair point - a question to ask….why do we at Mint keep the vehicle serviced? …….well, of course, so it runs best can…and as efficiently as it can …and also costs less as a result. As the team says….it’s the same way with that heating boiler of yours!

service it!

Get your boiler serviced ….and annually is advised. Doing so helps to keep it working efficiently…. and an efficient reliable boiler will run better and thus as cost effectively as it possibly can….which means money saving for you.

home insurance ‘check

They point out that it is worth checking if your home insurance covers your boiler and heating system. Perhaps it might cover the cost of an annual service – and in some cases the cost of any repairs to your boiler or heating system up to a certain limit…and a well-running boiler saves energy bill spend …. that’s for sure!

‘stand alone’ cover

Add the experts “If it isn’t included it might be worth adding on. Alternatively you can buy stand alone cover from places like say Money Supermarket (from just over £2.50 a month) - seems fair and useful all that …one just has to say!

power flush that heating!

A further thought - if you are able to afford it - power flush, according to Rosie MacDonald from Energy Helpline can seriously increase the efficiency of central heating systems by 40%…or more. It can cost £280.00..but depends on your home size and how many radiators you have.


We all, of course, understand the much, much talked of issue of poor insulation. If you have this problem, of course, it can means you pay to heat the outside rather than the inside of your home…and that is just too too much to consider the way things are nowadays!!!

do some checking

Add, the dedicated ‘heatseekers’ “It’s worth going round your house checking for draughts – especially from letterboxes, windows and doors. A budget option is to buy draught excluder tape or foam strips from your local DIY store or silicone based sealant for door and window seals.Get those drafts plugged!

insulation grants

Also, they add, you may also be able get home insulation grants to help pay for loft and cavity wall insulation,worth pursuing. Check here -

check back for more ….

There you go…. Plenty more guiding information to follow as Winter looms nearer and nearer….check back here soon perhaps…..and good luck with all your considered ‘keep warm’ initiatives.

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to all energy conscious new home extensions or renovation ideas and plans, whether for these challenging times now… and/or well on into 2023 too . We can assist with all your 2022 and 2023 home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ during this tough Winter ahead and vital increased future, protective, money-making ‘added sales value’ - vital in these challenging times. Contact Mint Builders about your home extension, renovation or re-organisation plans on 07734 211958 or email

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