Heat Up This Winter: Maximising Your Heating System

Heating System
In every household, saving as much as possible on monthly bills (i.e. electricity and water) is given importance. But, saving on energy bills need not be at the expense of you freezing, as you turned your central heating off.

Here are five ways to efficiently use your heating system without paying more this winter season:

  1. Properly use the thermostat

Setting your thermostat at a standard room temperature, between 18-21

  1. Turn your heater off

Turn your heater off whenever you would leave your house for a long period of time (i.e. going to work, going on a holiday).

  1. Use a timer

If the average room temperature is too warm for your comfort, using a timer to manage the amount of a time your heater is running more can surely be helpful in managing your bills as well.

  1. Selective heating

The good thing about central heating is that it heats the whole house up, so no need to meddle with the switch whenever you transfer from one room to another. But this can also be a cause of high power bills. Use selective heating and warm up your areas only when necessary. Turn the heat higher where you are (i.e. in your bedroom at night) and lower where there is no one (i.e. the kitchen).

  1. Dress appropriately

If you dress like it is summer when you are at home, then this would definitely lead you to needing more warmth and in turn more power. Dress for the weather and help warm yourself up despite the presence of a heater.

Follow these hacks and be surprised at how much your bills have decreased for the month, all without compromising the comfort of your life.