Have you ever considered the impact of where your furniture is placed on the ability to heat your home? It sounds wild, but it’s true – you can rearrange your furniture and save money on your heating bills as well as energy. Let me show you how.

I’ve been on an energy-saving kick lately, and I can’t wait to share with you another easy energy-saving tip.  This one doesn’t have much impact in summer, but come winter you’ll thank me for it.

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Rearrange Your Furniture For Maximum Heat Output

It’s true, the simple act of rearranging furniture can really impact on how energy efficient your home is.

If your sofa or any other bulky item of furniture is in front of your radiator then it will absorb a high percentage of the heat being emitted from your radiator.  This means you’ll have to run your heating for longer for your room to warm up.  

If your sofa is in front of your radiator, moving your sofa away from your radiator will help you see a difference in your energy bills. At least in the months when you’re running your heating anyway.  If your room is quite small and there’s nowhere else for your sofa to go don’t worry. Moving your sofa just a little bit away from the radiator means the heat can circulate a bit more freely. This will definitely help improve your home’s energy efficiency.

This furniture rearranging tip is hardly groundbreaking, I know. However, we’re house hunting at the moment and looking at a lot of homes. I am continuously surprised at the number of homes we’ve looked at online where the sofa is placed in front of the radiator.

Just by moving your furniture a bit, you’ll save money and energy. Your boiler won’t have to work as hard. And you’ll get a nice warm glow (quite literally) from helping the environment. What’s not to love?

Check out my energy archives for more easy energy-saving tips! And, if you have any good ways to save energy that you want to share with Moral Fibres readers then email me them on moralfibres (at) gmail.com and I’ll feature them here!

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