Tips to save on home heating

Having the heating on too high causes an unnecessary additional expense. Keeping it at 21 degrees is sufficient to heat a home. Remember that heating does not have the aim of reproducing the summer temperatures to walk around the house in a vest. We should dress in clothes according to the time of year and, thus, prevent the bill from shooting up. With a thermostat you will find it easier to maintain an optimum temperature throughout the year and you will save between 8 and 13% on your consumption. Moreover, remember that you can control the operation of your heating from any point, via the Internet.

If you are only at home for a few hours a day, leaving the heating on all day is not profitable or sustainable. The best option is to programme it to turn on and to programme the temperature approximately one hour before you get home. You will then find your home warm and cosy, without having to overpay.

In order not to waste, a good solution is to turn off the heating in the bedrooms you do not use. If you don’t do it, you will increase your expenditure unnecessarily.

There are rooms that we only use at certain times of the day. Therefore, they do not always have to be warm. Other rooms we use more. Do not rule out the possibility of a mixed heating system to cover for your needs by areas.

Placing a piece of furniture too close or placing damp clothes on top of a radiator for it to dry quicker is not recommended if we want to get the most out of our heating. The consumption will be higher and the bill will also increase.

Between 25 and 30% of a home’s heating requirements are due to the heat losses that take place on the windows, according to the data from the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). That is why we have to check if the house has suitable insulation systems that do not let the cold in and allow heat escaping.

Comparing the different heating system available in the market and choosing the one that best adjusts to your consumption habits is another key that can help you save. Consider the investment on the system and the subsequent expenditure when using it.

It may be that your electricity rate has some conditions that make it interesting to turn on heating devices at hours in which the electricity is cheaper. There are devices with thermal-storage devices that can be charged in hours when the service is cheaper, to be able to use them without consumption for the rest of the day.

Adjust the power contracted for the house consumptions. Remember that everything does not have to work at the same time. If you use devices that allow you to consume energy when others don’t and vice versa, it is quite possible that you can reduce your contracted power. Speak to your authorised installer.