One question we get asked a lot by homeowners is how they can keep their heating costs down and maximise their home’s energy efficiency.
We advise homeowners that there are several factors to consider when deciding the most appropriate heating method. These include the type of boiler you have installed, the size of your home and how well insulated it is.
If your home is properly insulated, your house will retain heat much more efficiently, meaning you may only need to have the heating switched on for short periods. For example, a properly insulated loft could cut your heating bills by up to 25% and insulated walls will make you further savings.
If your home has a modern boiler and heating system we advise that it’s generally better to heat your entire home, as opposed to an individual room. This is because modern heating systems are able to maintain a constant temperature throughout a property in an energy efficient manner.
Another tip we give is that temperature can be regulated in individual rooms by fitting radiators with temperature controls. This allows you to maintain a constant background temperature in each room, without incurring excess heating costs.
Finally, an essential recommendation is to ensure your boiler is regularly serviced. This guarantees that it is working at optimum efficiency. Annual boiler maintenance will also help to identify any minor faults before they become major problems. It is vital to use a Gas Safe registered engineer to conduct boiler maintenance, as this ensures your tradesperson is registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances throughout the UK.