As a result of the current cost of living an energy crisis, homeowners up and down the country are starting to worry about the impact this will have on their energy bills. The winter months are drawing in and as a result everyone’s minds turn to when to switch the heating on. However, this year many are hoping to wait as long as possible before firing up the radiators, opting to wrap up with blankets, layers and even relying on log burners to try to keep costs down as much as possible.
Yet it is inevitable that at some point over the next couple of months, we will all need to turn on our central heating to ensure that our homes are warm and comfortable. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that your boiler and central heating system is working as effectively and as efficiently as possible so that you don’t waste money.
At Prime Gas, we’re the leading experts for boiler installation in Essex, and as a result we’re dedicated to ensuring that our clients’ homes are effectively heated when its needed most.
In this latest blog post our expert team will be looking at some of the ways you can ensure that your boiler is in tip top condition to help keep your bills in order.
Maintaining your boiler
How many of us have gone to switch the heating on during the first cold snap of the year and found that the system either isn’t heating up very well or isn’t heating up at all! It’s one of the worst things to happen, especially on a freezing cold morning.
As a result, we always recommend getting your boiler serviced every year. This helps to ensure that all its components are in their correct working order, whilst giving you peace of mind that you won’t have any nasty surprises later in the year!
Maintaining your boiler also reduces costs, as a heating engineer can quickly determine if there are any problems that need to be fixed. This can help your boiler become more efficient and stopping it from completely breaking down and preventing you paying the big bill for a new boiler!
Do you need a new boiler?
When thinking about trying to save money, the last thing you probably want to consider is getting a new boiler installed. However, if your boiler is old or isn’t working correctly, investing in a new system could save you money in the long term.
Newer boilers take less energy to heat up and warm a home, meaning that you don’t use as much gas, and this can help reduce your bills.
Think about how long your central heating system is, and whether now is the time to replace it – it could save you money!
Turn off radiators in rooms which aren’t used
If you have rooms at home which aren’t used, it’s a good idea to turn the radiators off in them. This helps to conserve energy as you’re not wasting heat in rooms which are empty. It sounds simple but you’d be surprised how many homes are wasting energy in this way.
Turn down your thermostat
Some days will be colder than others, however you don’t need the thermostat on high all the time. Flick it down a few degrees and you’ll soon see a cost saving. This is because the boiler doesn’t need to use as much energy to heat up the radiators if they are kept at a lower temperature.