5 Ways To Maximise Energy Efficiency in Your Heating System

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Having a reliable heating system is a necessity for surviving the Croydon winters. But constantly running your heating systems means high energy consumption and hefty electricity bills. Not to mention the negative environmental effects of using more energy.

Maximum energy efficiency requires more than just regular heating system maintenance.

In this article, we will look at some handy tips to help you keep your energy consumption and power bill under control.

First Things First — Insulation

Yes, insulation is important and worth the cost. The first step in ensuring energy efficiency for your space is proper insulation. Tiny gaps and seals will make you leak your heating and your savings!

A well-insulated home can drastically reduce the pressure face and energy needed by your heating system. Additionally, insulation is beneficial for more than just the winter months.

It keeps the warmth of your home from leaking away when it’s cold while also ensuring that warm air stays out during the summer. Proper insulation also prevents seepages during rain, making life all the easier.

Insulating your entire home indeed comes with a hefty price tag. But, in the long run, insulation can prove to be a great investment. By sealing a 2-inch gap around your window, you can reduce your heating costs by up to 20%.

Check – Check – Check!

Next up, it’s maintenance time! Another fundamental part of keeping your heating system Croydon winter-ready is timely audits and maintenance. Regularly checking your heating system informs you what is working and what needs doing. It highlights areas where you might be losing energy and areas where you can cut back. A complete energy audit starts with an overall analysis of your energy bills from the last year up until last month, preparing you for what is about to come. Follow this up with a physical audit of the heating system.

The next step is to schedule a maintenance visit. If you are doing things the right way, then you should already have a maintenance visit on your calendar. Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to costly problems in the long run.

The combination of regular energy audits and timely scheduled maintenance visits ensures that your heating systems work in the most energy-efficient and cost-effective manner.

Work Smart with Smart Tech

From smartphones to smart homes, we live in a smart world today. Making use of smart tech can be very helpful in keeping your energy usage and energy bills low. Installing a smart thermostat or upgrading your current heating system to be compatible with your virtual assistant can provide you with better control over your energy utilisation. Smart thermostats, for instance, are packed with features such as remote access, artificial intelligence, smart prediction, and more. They understand your home’s energy utilisation patterns to provide you with the best optimisation.

You can integrate it with your smart home controls and remotely monitor or toggle temperate controls. With this, you can keep your home at the perfect temperature always, without having to constantly overload your system.

Better Habits For Better Savings

To make the most of your heating systems while being energy efficient, you must make some changes to your everyday life. Small changes in your everyday habits can compound over time to help you save both energy and money.

Let’s take a look at what these small changes look like –

  • Dress Appropriately: We don’t mean that in a “censor yourself” way; instead, let’s have a more strategic approach to your outfits. Simply layering up and keeping yourself covered instead of cranking up the thermostat can be helpful on days with adjustable temperatures. Cosy, comfy sweaters, woolly socks, and a pair of warm slippers can make a surprising difference in comfort level. It allows you to take the pressure off your heating system without having to sacrifice warmth.
  • Fun with the Sun: During the rare sunny hours of the day, make sure to keep your curtains open. Letting natural sunlight and sun’s heat in your home not only helps with the warmth but also uplifts the mood. Similarly, heavy curtains to cover your windows during night-time can provide you with added insulation and warmth.
  • Lower At Night: While you’re deep asleep, tucked under the covers, make sure to adjust the thermostat down a few degrees. Since you are snuggled up in your blanket, you won’t miss the extra warmth while you’re asleep, and your wallet will thank you in the morning.
  • Heating Zones: If you have a modern heating system that allows for isolated heating, then try heating only the rooms you spend most of your time in. This prevents you from wasting energy and money on heating places that won’t be used.
  • Upgrade To Energy Efficient Heating System: Lastly, if you are thinking of upgrading to a modern heating system, then look for the most energy-efficient solution.

With energy efficiency in mind, you can find a heating system that is not only good at keeping your home warm but also helpful in keeping your wallet full.

Modern heating systems are built with a special focus on sustainability and renewable energy. They are designed to reduce energy consumption or reuse leftover energy. This can be extremely helpful in the long run for your home and the environment.

This can also be a great time to do an overall insulation audit, install smart controls, and do an overall makeover with energy efficiency in mind.

Conclusion

Heating systems, especially good ones, do not come cheap. Making your home energy efficient can be a costly process. But when done with the help of experts, using the right tools, it can prove to be great in the long run.

Conscious consumption of energy and resources in the need of the hour. Not only from an environmental standpoint but also from a financial point of view. With inflation on the rise, it is wiser to invest in a heating system that will reduce your cost of living in the future.

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