One of the best ways of heating your home more efficiently, and thus saving money on energy bills, is to ensure you maintain your radiator to operate effectively in every room.
In terms of smart homes, and technology advances, many owners are overthinking the issue and looking for complex solutions, but this isn’t the case.
Here are four tips on how to maintain your radiator to make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and more economical.
Radiator Panels do work
An effective way to maintain your radiator is to use radiator panels fitted around the radiator to improve heat dissipation. When you place radiator panels behind radiators on heat loss external walls, you will soon notice a positive difference in performance.
Calculate how long your heating takes to warm up and cool down
Heating systems are only as efficient as their use. If the home is not following a practical heating process, no matter how your radiators perform, you will still be wasting money. For example, when heating is left on far longer than it needs to be.
By calculating how long it takes for your radiators to warm your home and how long that heat remains constant after switching it off, it is possible to plan when your thermostat and heating needs to be running. This allows optimum accuracy for your temperature control, saving those extra costs in energy bills.
Ensure you’re using the most energy efficient radiator possible
Although the basic principles of central heating have remained consistent, the energy efficiency of radiators have increased exponentially in recent years. Smaller and slimmer radiators save space, but in many cases are even more effective and efficient at heating rooms than older, bulkier traditional or vintage radiators.
Have the performance of your radiators checked
The radiator is perhaps the second most important part of your heating system after your boiler. Therefore, it is essential to ensure it is maintained to reach its optimum performance
From bleeding your radiators, or flush through the system, or perhaps something more serious like finding a leak or faulty radiator, you will be reassured that every radiator is fully efficient.