Finally the cold days arrived, and with them, the increase of the gas or electricity bill, depending on the heating we have ... There are some ways to try to keep the bill from leaving us "frozen", so We offer you " the best tips to spend less on heating ". Some are simple changes in our customs, others involve an investment that, depending on where we live, can be amortized in the short term.
'Purge' the radiators
Or those that is the same, let out the air that accumulates inside them during the year. We talk about radiators that run on hot water, and it is essential to "purge" them every year, at least once. Let us think that the air occupies a place that prevents the correct circulation of water in the circuit, so that, with the same consumption, the radiator heats less.
Maintain a comfortable temperature
We must not fall into the temptation of wanting to keep our house at a temperature that allows us to dress like in summer. We are in winter, and we have to shelter more. Therefore, at home, 21 degrees is considered a comfortable temperature. We do not have to pass heat ... And if we have a thermostat that keeps the temperature stable, better than better.
Schedule the ignition
There are boilers that have a built-in programmer to prevent the device from working all day, if we are not at home for several hours, or at night. Thus, for example, we can program the heating so that it starts up half an hour before we get up, so the house will be hot. Or we can also do that during working hours away from home does not work until shortly before arriving. If the boiler does not incorporate a programmer, there are clocks like the one in the photo that do the same function, it being possible to even foresee the activity throughout a whole week.
Avoid heating uninhabited spaces
If in the house we have a room that is not used, it is absurd to keep it warm, especially at the price that this entails. Therefore, it is advisable that, in unoccupied rooms, the radiator key be closed.
Use a low consumption boiler
More and more brands are manufacturing low-power boilers. The problem they have, at the beginning, is that they are more expensive, but we must think that, by reducing consumption, we will soon amortize the difference in the reduction of the invoice amount. In addition, some administrations offer aid for the purchase of these boilers, which are also less polluting.
Keep the radiator clear
Each time, the radiators have a more current design, with which they can perfectly become part of the decoration of the room they are in. Before, "covers" or furniture were made to hide them, without realizing that their efficiency was actually being reduced. It is also not recommended to use them to dry wet clothes or other similar cases. This reduces performance.
Have a good insulation in the home
It is known that we must ensure that the windows close properly to prevent heat from escaping (and its cost). It is also advisable to have good curtains that dampen the cold of glass windows and glass doors. But few think of also isolating certain walls, such as those of single-family homes without other houses around, or those of apartments without neighbors. In fact, it has been calculated that between 25 and 30% of energy can be lost both by bad window closures and by walls that are left outside.
Keep the boiler
The boiler needs maintenance, which in many places is periodically mandatory by law, to avoid possible problems that make it work more than is due or decrease its performance. Therefore, many companies offer an annual review that is convenient to carry out.
Once again, we see how important it is to maintain good habits to reduce expenses. With the best tips to spend less on heating , although it is hard to believe, you can reduce the bill considerably, up to 20%, although at the beginning some actions involve an expense that we did not contemplate. But it pays for itself very soon, and our domestic economy appreciates it every month. And if you dare to review what makes the bill go up, do not forget to take a look at The best tips to save energy at home.