In these more difficult economic times, it is good to look for ways to reduce your bills especially as it will also have a beneficial impact on the environment. Happily, there are a variety of things which you can do to cut down the costs when heating your home.
The simplest and most immediate method to lowering your home heating bills is to lower the room thermostat by 1 degree. Even though it appears like much too modest a change to produce a direct impact, in fact it can lower your home heating bills by as much as 10%.
Studies have shown over the years that the average temperature in our homes has increased significantly over the last 30 to 40 years. We have become very used to higher temperatures.
Draught proofing and insulation make a massive difference to how warm your property will feel. Up to 50% of warmth is wasted because of poor insulation and draft proofing so it’s well worth evaluating the rooms in your property to see the spot that the drafts are entering.
Think about those areas of the property that are not being utilised. Do you possess a guest bedroom or a box room? O perhaps a utility room? If these rooms are not in frequent use then shut off the radiators in those room as there is no point heating them.
If you already have the heating system on the timer, try setting it to come off 60 minutes earlier. If you feel that too much - adjust until eventually comfortable.
It can be very difficult getting the temperatures correct in individual rooms if the entire process is driven by one thermostat placed in one area of the house. To deal with this we advocate the installation of thermostatic radiator valves.
This will allow you to easily control the temperature in every room to match. You may possibly want a heated bathroom and a cooler bedroom and getting each room regulated permits you to cater to your individual specifications.
Drawing the curtains can significantly lessen the amount of energy that is left out through windows.
Water temperature thermostats are often set to high. Anything above 60° is going to be too high and you are going to be adding cold water to it. This means that energy will be wasted in heating it beyond the temperature needed.
We recommend that you regularly service your boiler. For people who routinely get their central heating boiler serviced, the benefits are as follows:
- complete breakdowns are less likely
- you can be happy that it’s working more efficiently
- any safety issues will be dealt with
- it will help lower your energy bills
- your central heating boiler and its main components will live longer
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