Now, as Autumn has officially arrived, most of us will be cranking on the heating for the first time this year. This means it’s the perfect time of year to be searching for any boiler issues, and making sure your boiler is functioning correctly. An inefficient boiler however, can easily slip through the net. As a result, while we may expect a higher heating bill in Autumn and Winter, we can often end up paying more than necessary. So, how can heating bills be kept low during the colder months? Well, here at Charter Heating, we are boiler and heating experts. This is our guide to boiler efficiency and heating bills.
One of the first things you should consider is a boiler service. An annual boiler service should be carried out each Autumn, after the central heating system has been left dormant through the warmer months. This will make sure that there are no blockages or problems that could cause a full boiler breakdown.
In addition, a boiler service will also test the efficiency of your boiler. A boiler that is working at its maximum efficiency will use less fuel to perform, and as a result, cost less to run.
Leave the thermostat set to 21
When its cold outside and we are feeling a chill, its our first reaction to turn the thermostat up. Especially when the thermostat is usually set to a lower temperature in the first place. However, this is a common mistake that can cost a lot of money over the year.
Instead, set your thermostat to a regular 21 degrees. This is considered to be room temperature, and your thermostat will then be able to maintain this temperature in your home. This wont be affected by the outside temperature at all, and by leaving your thermostat set to one temperature, you will use less fuel and have a lower heating bill.
For more information and advice about any part of your central heating system, get in touch with the experts here at Charter Heating today.