Falling temperatures increase energy costs. With these 10 tips, you can reduce the exits without beating your teeth from the cold.
1. Check windows and external doors
Even a single non-hermetic point from where the air passes can cool the whole apartment. It is therefore important to check doors and windows and seal any points from which air is filtered as soon as possible.
2. Perform maintenance and heating regulation
Before starting the vera, have an expert review of the heating system performed by an expert. Here is everything that needs to be done:
correct burner setting
check the settings for the heat pump.
3. Observe the ideal room temperature
By heating in the wrong way, energy is wasted unnecessarily. The optimal room temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees, and must never fall below. In fact, otherwise, the rooms become too cold and even walls and furniture cool down. The air in the room only warms up when the heating is switched on again. And this costs energy and money. For every degree of temperature in less, you save about 6% for heating costs.
4. Do not put obstacles in front of radiators
The furniture placed in front of a radiator prevents the hot air from spreading sufficiently into the environment. For this reason, you should never place furniture, especially a sofa, in front of the heater.
5. Purge the radiators regularly
The radiators that bubbling consume energy: due to air in the pipes, water that carries energy in the form of heat can not circulate freely. Once the air is removed the heaters heat up faster.
6. Air the rooms properly
For well-ventilated rooms, it is best to open the windows completely for five minutes, rather than keep them ajar for a long time because in this way the apartment is cooled without an actual change of air.
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7. Change the air at least once a day
At home, it is necessary to change the air regularly, at least once a day, to prevent the formation of mold on the ceiling and walls. It is also advisable to isolate with a blanket or a draft excluder the doors that separate hot and cold environments.
8. Optimize the lighting
In cold and gray winter days it is not only heating that is working at full capacity, but lamps are always on too. Therefore it is advisable to make sure that lamps and light bulbs correspond optimally. LED lamps have higher energy efficiency and are cheaper. Even lighting intensity regulators save energy. In case of doubt, it is advisable to contact a specialized store.
9. Turn off the light
It sounds easy and yet very few do: turn off the light when you leave a room. Better to use a focused light where you need it instead of illuminating the entire room from the ceiling.
10. Use the kettle
To heat the water to make tea or prepare pasta it would be better to use a kettle. The kettle takes less time than a plate and also consumes less electricity.