Winter with a new baby in the house means extra special attention to your heating. While that shouldn’t mean your power bills have to skyrocket, you should make sure you budget for an increase. When we brought our first baby home we had a wood burner that heated the lounge and a small oil heater in her tiny room. When our second baby arrived, we’d moved to a house with no fireplace, and no heat pump, and oil heaters were in every room. Consequently our power bills leaped and our bank account dipped, until we invested in a heatpump.
Newborns can’t regulate their own body temperature as effectively as older children and adults, so you do need to keep the temperature of whatever room they’re in, fairly stable. The optimum temperature for the nursery is between 18-20C, and shouldn’t drop below 16C.
Here are some helpful tips for saving money on home heating.