Whether you are reading this article for yourself or for your elderly parent or relative, here are some tips to help you save money this winter. Reducing Heating Costs Small changes can make a big difference especially as winter is fast approaching and electricity bills are going to be increasing! A few ways to reduce heating costs is to either use a timer, as your thermostat will keep your home at the temperature you want or you can keep your heating on at a low temperature throughout the day. Choosing the right Wheelchair Purchasing the right wheelchair could prevent you having further costs. A few questions to consider when purchasing a wheelchair are:
- Length of use – How long will you need the wheelchair for?
- Where will it be used – You will have to consider whether the wheelchair will be used indoors or outdoors.
- Wheelchair Type – There are many different types of wheelchairs. You have to consider are you going to need a lightweight wheelchair, standard wheelchair, electric wheelchair, extra wide wheelchairs or any other type?
For more information visit NHS. Deciding between straight or spiral stairlifts? When looking at stairlifts it can be difficult to know where to start. Stannah have come up with an infographic explaining the difference between straight and curved stairlifts. Straight stairlifts are mostly common however curved stairlifts are custom made for each home. Running a stairlift
After the purchasing stage you might think how much will it cost me to run my stairlift? Surprisingly it actually costs less than an average meal for two! Using Stannah’s infographic, it actually costs £7.26 to run a stairlift for a year. As the stairlift doesn’t use a lot of electricity the costs are low. Taking these tips into consideration will not only save you money but it will give you more time to spend doing the things you love.