GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HEATING SYSTEM

Did you know that if your heating system starts "gurgling" it means the heat is not evenly distributed in the radiator; the water is no longer circulating properly and that the radiators need to be bled?

Probably the best way to get the most from your heating systems is to have it serviced on a regular basis by a qualified heating engineer.


TOP TIPS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HEATING COSTS

Airtight joints on windows and doors are indispensable for economical heating. Check the seals before the heating season and replace them if required.

Insulating heating pipes is easy. You can save money without too much effort and at minimal cost.

Check the function of thermostats regularly. The heating output will be reduced if the thermostat is sluggish or stuck.


DID YOU KNOW?

If you lower the room temperature by 1 C, it will reduce your heating bills by about 6 %.

Ideally you should lower the temperature at night to about 5 C. You can turn the heating down as early as two hours before you go to bed.

You should only reduce the temperature on the radiators at night, not switch it off completely, to prevent the room cooling down completely. If the room cools down completely, a higher heating water flow rate will be required to heat it up again.

Curtains hanging in front of radiators or furniture right in front of them will hinder the circulation of heat throughout the room. The heating system cannot achieve its full effect and must deliver more heat. That increases your heating bills.

When airing the room, open windows fully for a short time (about five minutes) instead of leaving them slightly open for a long time. Windows that are slightly open bring in little fresh air, but allow a lot of heat out.

Switch the heating system off while you are airing.

Ensure that windows/doors are well sealed otherwise a lot of heat will escape.

Curtains and shutters should be closed at night. That reduces rapid heat loss and keeps cold and draughts out.

Keep temperatures at the following levels: playroom, study, living room 20–22 C, kitchen and bedrooms about 18 C, hallway 15 C.

 

HOW TO CUT COSTS ON YOUR WATER USAGE

The use of water saving flush valves in toilet cisterns reduces water consumption. A conventional cistern consumes three times as much water as a cistern with a water saving flush button (1x flush consumes about 9 litres of water).

You should repair dripping water taps immediately otherwise your water consumption will become very high.

Water saving shower heads and taps are highly recommended.

Take a shower instead of having a bath. A full bath uses three times as much water and energy.

When brushing your teeth, you should use a cup and keep the water tap closed while brushing.

When using your washing machine, always wash a full load, skip the prewash part of the cycle, and wash at 60 C instead of 90 C. Pre-washing is only required for heavily soiled laundry.

Use economy cycles if your washing machine or dishwasher has them.

A clothes dryer uses twice as much energy as a washing machine for the same amount of clothes. Therefore you should dry clothes in a drying room or in the open air whenever possible.

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