Heating your home is one of the biggest causes of energy emissions – and it can leave a dent in your wallet, too. Here are some tips on taking a smarter approach to home heating that could save you money and help the environment.
Getting the right heating set-up and settings is vital to saving on household bills – you can save up to a whopping £80 just by turning the thermostat down by one degree celsius! If you’re still using traditional central heating systems, you really need to be on your toes when it comes to efficiency. If you are vigilant about not leaving the heating on when you go out, or heating rooms you’re not using, you can save even more money.
Don’t let it go to waste
There’s little point taking a smarter approach to heating your home if you’ve not got it properly insulated. From making sure draughts around windows, doors or skirting boards are dealt with, to upgrading your double glazing and roof insulation, there are big potential savings to be made. Good quality loft insulation can have a significant impact on the amount of heat that escapes your room, and can save you up to £135 in the process.
Explore new heating systems
Of course, the long-term solution to heating your home in the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way possible is to look at new ways of doing it, such as with infrared heating. Gas central heating will be banned in new homes by 2025 and, thanks to efforts made by the industry, the grid carbon factor of electricity (which basically means its contribution to CO2 emissions) continues to fall – it is now the greenest way to heat and power your home.
Understand the differences
Heat sources such as infrared bring fantastic benefits to your wallet and the planet, but there are some differences with traditional gas systems. Unlike those, which use convection to move warm air around your home, infrared works like the sun, heating solid objects and the fabric of the building and then radiating the warmth back into the air. This creates an even heat distribution in your home, and helps to prevent damp and mould growth.
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