Now that the colder evenings are here, the leaves are falling from the trees and your home is suddenly feeling a lot chillier than usual, it’s time to start thinking about firing your heating system up and getting your money’s worth from your energy supplier.
While many of us may stubbornly power on wearing hoodies and blankets until the weather becomes too cold to bear, the sooner you turn on your heating again, the sooner you’ll be able to feel a lot more relaxed in your own home.
If, however, you’re keen to keep your energy bills down over the winter months, there are some must-dos to consider beforehand.
Listed below are a few examples of these, highlighting exactly what you should to set your thermostat up on a sensible heating schedule.
- Use Plug Timers & Electric Heater Over A Thermostat. In doing so, this will give you manual control over when your radiators turn on and off.
- Don’t Go Above 21oC. Anything over this temperature will only feel uncomfortably hot and potentially bad for your health.
- Turn Off Radiators. You’ll only be wasting heat and money if you don’t switch off radiators in rooms you barely use.
- Set Your Thermostat To Come On At Certain Times Of The Day. Setting up a schedule will ensure your home heats up at the times you mainly need it to be.
- Going Away? Keep Your Heating At 5oC. Don’t switch your thermostat off completely when you go away, as doing so could cause the pipes to freeze over.
- Avoid Leaving Your Thermostat On 24/7. By leaving your thermostat permanently set to a specific temperature, your energy bills will quickly become crazily expensive.
- Invest In A Smart Thermostat. Smart thermostats are designed to help you save money, allowing you to set and alter your heating schedule using your smartphone.
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