The January slope can get steeper than you thought and it is almost a must to take care of our planet because there is no planet B! If you want to reduce the carbon footprint and also clean up your economy a bit after the holidays, take note of these tricks to save on heating and without going cold!
Keep a constant temperature
The so-called blows or heat spikes increase the expense considerably so it is best to maintain a constant temperature once the heating is turned on. The ideal temperature is from 19º to 21º, keep in mind that increasing only one degree raises energy expenditure by about 8% so you can better control your next electricity bill.
If you do not have a programmable thermostat at home, you can purchase, it does not imply an important investment and the reduction of energy expenditure in the long run will favor you.
Take advantage of sunlight
Ventilate early, before turning on the heating, with 10 minutes is enough to renew the air and cool the environment. Leave blinds and blinds raised to take advantage of the heat of natural light, especially sunny winter days.
At sunset, on the contrary, close the curtains and lower the windows so that the heat accumulated in the daytime hours is not lost.
Avoid heat losses
Good insulation is one of the most important keys to save on heating, for example double glazing reduces heat loss by up to 50%. Use weatherstripping on the doors and windows that filter air and cover the possible slits through which the cold is cast with putty or silicone.
If you have a boiler with water radiators remember to purge them periodically. PWhat you do is eliminate the possible air pockets that are created inside the radiator and that stop the optimal functioning of the heating. To expel that air, turn the purge valve and wait for water to escape.
Use appropriate clothing and deco
If you want to go home in short sleeves and barefoot of course you will have to raise the temperature of the house so you do not stay as if you had faced Elsa in Frozen. You need comfortable and warm clothes to be at home, so it will not be necessary to have the heating so high. Fat socks or hair slippers, tasting gowns or cotton pants and sweatshirts are great options.
Choosing a warm decoration for your home also helps to perceive the warmest atmosphere, tile tones, burgundy, mustard, beige … carpets, blankets … will give a touch of heat to your home immediately. Do not forget to decorate with candles too, the candles provide heat points that raise the ambient temperature moderately and give a feeling of comforting heat.
You don't need to keep all the radiators in your house open all day, Concentrate the heat in those rooms where you spend more time and turn off the radiators of the rooms in which you do not practically live. You can even close a few hours and turn on others and vice versa.
Although you can keep the heating at low temperature at night, turning it off completely will make it for at least 8 or 10 hours (even more) your meter stops running while the house keeps residual heat of the day.