With the arrival of cold, heating becomes our best friend, however keeping the house warm in winter has now become a luxury.
Rising gas and electricity prices and intensive use during the cold months are driving up bills and families are facing higher costs. Want to know how to save with heating? Take note of the following tips!
Empties the air from the radiators
It is necessary to remove the air from the radiators at least once a year, before the beginning of winter. The reason is that small air bubbles are created that prevent the passage of heat and therefore make the radiator less efficient and less hot.
Maintain a stable temperature
Strong temperature rises are an extra expense. The house should have a pleasant temperature but it should not look like summer either, it is logical to wear a sweater at home at this time of year. To keep your home warm, just keep the temperature at 21 degrees. If you also want to maintain the perfect temperature throughout the day, a thermostat will help you maintain it and allow you to save between 8% and 13% in your consumption.
Program the ignition
If you are going to be away from home it is not profitable to leave the heating on all day even at low temperatures. If you want to save while keeping your house warm, the best option is to schedule the heating on approximately 1 hour before your arrival home.
No hot empty areas
If there are rooms that you are never in it makes no sense to spend money heating them, so it is better to lock the radiators in these rooms and save unnecessary expenses.
Turns off the heating during the night
Unless it is very cold, it is usually not necessary to keep the heating on during the night. Plus, if you’re thinking of leaving home for just a few hours, you can lower the temperature to 15 degrees to reduce the expense while maintaining the comfort level.
Install a low energy boiler
Although cogeneration boilers represent a greater investment, they are more efficient and allow you to reduce consumption and therefore the amount of your bills.
Check your boiler
A good maintenance of the boiler ensures a good performance and the reduction of possible problems in the future. It is advisable to carry out the review once a year.
Do not cover radiators
Do not place furniture too close or put wet clothes on top with the aim of drying it faster, this is a mistake because the consumption is higher and therefore also the bill.
Check the insulation
In many cases the use of heating could be reduced if there were not heat losses such as those that usually occur in windows. Make sure your home has the right cold insulation systems.
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