7 easy ways to save money on your heating bill
Your home is your most important environment – this is the place where you eat, sleep, relax and raise your children. In regards to it, it is a little miracle if you would like to have a real room comfort without a constant adjusting of your thermostats. This could result in undesirable room heating and unnecessary energy costs.
It is important that your radiator thermostat is free to measure the real temperature in the room. Here we have compiled 13 top tips to help you to get the biggest efficiency out of your home thermostat.
Tip #1: Comfort and energy savings
Equally and comfortably distributed heating makes it possible to lower the room temperature and still feel warm. For every degree the room temperature can be lowered, 5% energy is saved.
Tip #2: Use all radiators in the room
Set the temperature control on all thermostats in the same room to the same level. You’ll save nothing by turning one of your room thermostats down or off. The other radiators will have to work harder at heating your home, resulting in poorer heat distribution.
Tip #3: Don’t cover or block your thermostat
Never cover or block your thermostat with items that may disrupt an accurate room temperature reading. These items may include clothes, curtains or furniture placed either over or in front of the thermostat.
The temperature around your thermostat should be the same temperature as in the rest of the room, so keep the air around it flowing freely.
Tip #4: Set the levels and leave them alone
Constantly adjusting your room thermostats will not save energy … or money. Set the thermostats and let them control the room temperature on their own.
Tip #5: Turn off during ventilation
Shut down all the thermostats in rooms where ventilation is required. Leave the windows open for 5-6 minutes. When you’re finished airing out the room, turn the thermostats back on in the same mode they were in prior to turning them off. If you don’t turn down your thermostat, it will react to the draft by heating up automatically.
Tip #6: Regulate humidity levels
It’s a good rule of thumb to air your rooms out every day – rain or shine. The humidity levels in the home should be no more than 40-50 percent.
Tip #7: Lower the temperature during night
You can save energy and money by turning your radiators down 2-3 degrees at night. At 17°C you will also ensure yourself a better, healthy sleep. But remember: If you turn them down more than 3 degrees, the money you could save will be used on reheating the room again.
Tip #8: Maintain ideal thermostat temperature throughout day and night
Optimal temperature during the day should be around 21°C and 17°C at night. Even if you want to go lower with rooms that you don’t use often, always maintain a minimum of 14°C as it can result in building damage, dampness, condensation, and mold.
Tip #9: Location is key
When your room thermostat is located in a suitable location – on an interior wall mounted about 1.5 meters above the floor – it receives a better measurement of the room’s condition. This is resulting in the radiator delivering a more desirable room temperature.
Remember to keep your thermostat out of direct sunlight to ensure a more accurate reading.
Tip #10: Room-by-room comfort
At Danfoss, we have a saying: Real room comfort is when you’re not aware of the temperature. That is exactly what our thermostats enable you to achieve. You can schedule your desired temperature for any time of the day or night – room by room – to suit your family’s everyday routine … all while saving energy and money.
Tip #11: Replace radiator thermostat after 15 years
If your thermostat is more than 15 years old, it needs replacing. Our complete range of energy saving home thermostats are the best thermostats on the market and are specifically designed to meet all of your house heating needs.
Tip #12: Lower the temperature when traveling
If you leave your home for a long period of time you need to lower the temperature to save energy.
Our smart heating programmable thermostats can be set to frost protection or scheduled to enter AWAY mode when you’re on holiday for optimal home energy efficiency.
Tip #13: Go wireless
Today, a wireless room thermostat is a very popular way to go. We offer a wide range of wireless, programmable thermostats that can automatically adjust the room temperature when needed.
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