When it comes to central heating, your energy bills can skyrocket if you aren’t using the system properly. Of course, we all want a warm and comfortable home, but it’s important that you strike the right balance between heating and money-saving, or you could end up with a hefty bill. Luckily, there are a few easy ways that you can reduce the costs of your central heating.
Read on to find out more.
Use the timer
It can be tempting to keep your central heating on constantly but this would be very expensive and not a sensible use of energy. Instead, make sure you utilise the timer function on your boiler and only set it for the times when you really need it. A good routine for your timer could be a couple of hours in the morning as you get ready for work and a few hours in the evening when you’re home from work.
Set the thermostat carefully
As well as using the timer function, your thermostat must be set to the right temperature. Typically anywhere between 18 and 21 degrees is a comfortable setting for your thermostat, as turning the dial up too much will affect your bills and may be hotter than what’s needed.
Warm yourself up
Your central heating is your main source of heat within your home, but if you’re still cold and don’t want to turn up your thermostat or extend the timer you can warm yourself up in other ways. Hot water bottles, thicker duvets and extra layers can all make a big difference and provide that extra warm without having a huge effect on your bills. This means that your central heating can continue running as it currently is.
Here at McRoberts Plumbing, we have the expertise to maintain your central heating system all year round. From new installation to repairs or plumbing services, our professional team is available for clients living in the Ayrshire and Glasgow regions. For more information about our services, contact us today and find out more.