Summer isn’t always the time of year that we think about our heating – or at least we hope not to! Usually, as the weather warms up, the need for the heating falls away and the boiler is just there to provide hot water. But there are still ways you can save money on your heating this summer and here are some examples.
Adjust Thermostat settings
If you have a traditional thermostat that involves a turn on and a turn off time, take a look at this to see if you even need it turned on. Most of us will have the boiler set to come on early in the morning, and often it will stay on during the day if we are home
In the first weeks of warm weather, there’s a good chance that you haven’t turned off the automatic set time of your boiler . So consider either turning off the heating or maybe have the early morning one come on for a short time if the mornings are still cold. There’s no point in heating a warm house!
Get a smart meter
A smart meter can help you save money by helping you spot where you use the most power. You may find that you have a boiler that isn’t very energy efficient when you see how much gas it uses. Or you may realise that some of your electrical appliances use a lot of power because they are older and not efficient. Most energy companies will supply a free smart meter and often fit them for you too.
Have your boiler serviced
Having your boiler serviced annually can save you money and cut out potential problems when the boiler is needed later in the year, we recommend having it serviced in the summer as it’s when you’re less likely to use it.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your boiler, this is the prime time to do it. You won’t have any drops of temperature when the engineers have to turn your old one off and place the new one.
Consider a smart thermostat
Perhaps the best way to control your heating and save money is with a new smart thermostat. The NEST is one of the bestselling versions of these and DHS are an approved NEST thermostat installer.
These thermostats work differently to normal thermostats. They are controlled from your smartphone which allows you much greater control over the system. For example, if you are at work and it has turned cool, you can use your phone to turn the heating on to a lower setting to warm the house for when everyone gets in.
DHS offer central heating in Bristol and the South West, if you want to talk to an expert about servicing or replacing your boiler, contact us today.
Call DHS today on 0117 924 7200, email us, or request a call back.