Simply turning the central heating down by a degree or two can make a significant difference to your energy consumption but here are some simple tips to save energy on your central heating:
- Use your central heating timer (not the thermostat) to turn heating on and off.
- Keep your radiators clear. For example, don’t put a sofa in front of your radiator, because it will absorb a lot of the heat.
- If your radiators are fixed to the outside wall, put radiator panels behind them to reflect the heat back into the room.
- Use thermal curtains (or just heavy ones) during the winter, and close them at dusk so heat doesn’t escape through the windows.
- For properties with high ceilings, placing a shelf just above the radiator helps to deflect the heat into the centre of the room rather than it drifting straight up to the ceiling.
- Get a draught excluder – you could save up to £35 a year when you get rid of all the draughts in your house. 
- Install insulation. Cavity wall insulation could save you around £160 a year and loft installation could save around £140.
- Fit double glazing so heat doesn’t escape through your windows.