Tips for saving on heating this winter

With winter comes Christmas and sales, but also the cold and a noticeable increase in household expenses such as heating. But if we are responsible and make an efficient use of it we can save a lot on our bill. That’s why we want to share some tips to be warm at home without consuming a lot of energy. The first thing you should do, before the cold sets in, is to check your heating system (filters, pipes …) and drain the radiators to remove all the air accumulated during the months of inactivity. With this we get it to heat properly during the winter months, saving part of the bill and ensuring a longer service life of the installation. Once our installation is checked it’s really very important to keep the heat inside the house. Check all the spots where the heat can get out, such as windows, doors, terraces, even plugs and switches … and try to solve these losses that entail a significant energy expenditure. We do not want the heat to get out, but we do want it to come in. How? Well with the biggest source of energy we know, the sun. Keep the blinds raised during the day so the beams warm your house and air the house with common sense: do it at noon instead of first thing in the morning when the temperature outside is slightly higher. We already have a well operating installation, without heat leaks, and we’re letting our dear King Star do his work. Now we must be responsible not only for the sake of our pockets but to not consume unnecessary energy. Just changing some habits can make a tremendous impact:

  • Wear warm clothes at home, there’s no need to go short sleeved just because you have heating. A good sweater and thick socks will keep us just as warm without using up as much energy.
  • Use a thermostat: The recommended temperature for the winter months is between 20º during the day and 16 at night. If you regulate the temperature of your house with a programmable thermostat, adapting it to your schedules, you will really notice the difference in the bill.
  • Don’t use radiators to dry clothes. If this is one of your habits, shake it off because it makes radiators work double and it makes you waste a lot of energy.
  • Close the radiators in rooms that you’re not using.
And last but not least, make sure you have an efficient heating system. If you have an old installation, maybe it’s time to consider a change. At first it can be an important investment but without doubt it will be a great saving on your bill for the following months and years. When buying new equipment, decide for those with a better energy rating (A +, A ++ or A +++) Now you know how to heat up your home in a responsible and efficient way so do it for your pocket’s sake, for your family’s wellbeing or for the environment, just do it.