Optimising Your Heating

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In this video, you will learn how to get the most out of your heating system at home.

This video, along with all the others in our series, has been specially created with experts to help you save energy and reduce your energy bills at home. Watch our other videos for more information!

Heating is normally the most significant part of your energy bill. Learn how you can manage your heating system to save energy and reduce your heating bill by watching this simple, clear video.

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In Winter, a heating system may consume 20-30% more energy if it is not optimised.

In this video, you will learn how to optimise your heating system to reduce your energy consumption,

We will start by offering you some advice for maintaining your heating system, then for heating your rooms as efficiently as possible

Firstly: Maintaining your heating system

To optimise your heating system, it's very important that you keep it well maintained and check regularly that it is working properly.

If you have a boiler, get it checked once a year by a professional.

For water radiators, it's generally necessary to bleed them once a year, at the beginning of the winter period.

To bleed your radiator, put a container beneath the bleed valve.

Loosen the bleed valve with a pair of pliers or a screwdriver so that the air can escape.

When the water starts draining, you can close it up again- your radiator has been bled.

To maintain your electric radiators, dust the grill regularly.

Secondly: managing the heating in your home efficiently

Managing your heating properly can help you make considerable savings on your heating bills.

By lowering your room temperature by 1°Celsius, you could save 7% on your energy bill.

The recommended room temperature in a domestic residence is 19 degrees celsius (66 degrees fahrenheit) during the day and 16 degrees celsius (61 degrees fahrenheit) at night or if the house is empty during the day.

If you go away for an extended period, you can lower the room temperature even further, to reduce your energy consumption.

Measure the room temperature in your home with a thermometer and adjust your heating system accordingly.

To make sure your readings are accurate, do not put your thermometer on an external wall, but rather as central as possible.

If you have a hot water radiator, you can install a thermostatic radiator valve.

This system means that your radiator will adapt its heating level automatically to maintain a predetermined temperature in the room.

Now you know how to optimise your heating system.

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