How to save on heating this winter
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How to save on heating this winter

In addition to rising electricity and gas prices, there is also the high consumption of heating in the winter months. That is why, at this time of year, everyone is looking for ways to save on heating without being cold.

As far as the home is concerned, there are many elements that can help us to heat the different rooms without having to keep the heating on all day long. As for the use of heating, it is necessary to acquire new habits to use it more efficiently and thus save on costs.

In this post, we summarise all the elements and new household habits that you can incorporate into your day-to-day life to save without being cold.

Clean your heating system equipment

Dirt can prevent your heating system from working properly. Remember to do a thorough cleaning at least once a year. If you use radiators, remember that it is also necessary to purge them, to prevent air from accumulating and hindering their proper functioning.

Monitor the temperature in your home

By keeping track of the temperature in your home, you can make better heating decisions. The ideal temperature for your home is usually 19-21°C during the day and 15-17°C at night. With this in mind, we recommend that you turn the heating on only when necessary, and that you keep the thermostat at the ideal temperature. This will make more efficient use of your heating and save you more money.

We know that not all homes have a thermostat. In new homes it is compulsory to install one, but radiators in older homes do not have one. However, they can be obtained and installed, and they are also inexpensive, at around €20.

In relation to this, another recommendation is that you should only heat the rooms where you are. If you have radiators, you can turn off the ones in empty rooms. And if you have a system that allows you to heat only the rooms you want, such as the Ecoforest heat pumps, take advantage of this and make more efficient use of energy.

Insulate your home the right way

If your house is well insulated, you can keep it safe from the cold outside. So we recommend that you check your doors and windows, making sure that the cold does not enter through any of their slots. Nowadays, there are several ways to insulate windows from the cold, and some of them are cheaper.

Turn off the heating before you leave the house

Some people leave the heating on all day. They think that if they keep it on at the same temperature they will use less energy, but the truth is that by turning the heating off before leaving home you can save up to 20% energy.

Ventilate the right way

Normally, in winter, we are in the habit of ventilating in parts of the house so that the cold does not enter the whole house. In addition, we tend to close the doors, so that the rest of the rooms remain warm and to avoid the annoying slamming of doors. This decision can be counterproductive, as it causes large amounts of heat to be lost.

Experts recommend an alternative that will allow you to save up to 15-20% in energy and reduce CO₂ emissions. This technique consists of ventilating everything at the same time by opening doors and windows. The draught generated will allow the air to be renewed more quickly, so you will need less ventilation time and, consequently, there will be less heat loss.

Use warm clothes at home

This may seem like a no-brainer, but the truth is that there are many people who do not put on layers at home. Generally because they are more comfortable with little clothing. However, this means that you have to put the heating on for many more hours, which is a huge waste of energy. We understand that you may find some winter clothes uncomfortable, but nowadays there are many types of clothes that generate heat and are extremely comfortable. That’s why we encourage you to wrap up warm at home so you don’t overheat. The planet will thank you, and so will your wallet.

Follow these simple tips to avoid using too much heating in winter. You’ll see your costs go down in no time and you’ll also generate fewer CO₂ emissions, which is very good for the environment.

And if your boiler is old and you want to make use of more modern systems, we recommend that you contact Ecoforest. Our heating systems are very innovative and efficient, they will allow you to save costs and protect the environment.

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