When it comes to heating our homes, most of us are looking for the cheapest and easiest way to stay warm. One heavily debated idea is that constantly leaving your heating on at a low temperature is the cheapest way to heat your home.
With the belief that heating your home 24/7 at a low temperature saves money as it costs less to heat up the spaces when turning the thermostat up, never turning your heating off can seem like a savvy way to save money. But is this actually true?
Solving the mystery
While keeping your heating on all the time will make your house warmer, it won’t save you any money and will see you receiving higher energy bills. As all homes have a certain amount of heat escaping from them at all times, keeping your heating on (even at a low temperature) will also see you losing energy from your home.
The most cost effective solution
The best way to heat your home is to turn your heating on when you need it. If you are worried about feeling cold while waiting for your house to heat up, set a timer for your heating to come on before you wake up or return from work.
In addition to only turning your heating on when needed, there are other ways to cut heating costs and still stay warm. Having effective insulation in your property will reduce the amount of heat and energy that escapes from your home. Also, carrying out regular maintenance checks and having your boiler serviced annually will keep your energy bills low.
DHS provide boiler servicing for Bristol households that can help keep your boiler working efficiently.