•Correct heating!•

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The temperatures are dropping these days in Europe, North America and many other regions on the northern hemisphere. Winter is coming closer day by day – which goes along with increasing heating costs! Did you know that the energy used for heating makes up to 75% of your total energy consumption in your home? Well, that’s why we’d like to give you some tips on how to save energy and money with the right behaviour and the correct setting of your heating system.

To check whether you exceed the average energy consumption for heating have a look at the “Heating Survey” which provides reference values for heating energy consumption and heating costs and compare it with your latest heating bill.

 

If your consumption tops that average amount you should start searching for causes: Often defect door and window seals as well as insufficient thermal insulation are the reason for a exorbitant energy consumption.

 

It’s advisable to check the temperature of each room in your house / flat. The following room temperatures are a good compromise between comfort and economical energy consumption:

 

Living room & home office: 68°F (20°C)
Kitchen: 64.4°F (18°C)
Bedroom: 62.6°F (17°C)
Bathroom: 60.8°F (16°C)

 

If you reduce your room temperature by only 1°C you can save up to 10% of your heating costs! And if you lower the temperature in your kitchen to 16°C (60.8°F) you can save up to 50% of the energy costs your fridge uses. Furthermore you should level down the temperature of your heater when leaving your house /flat. During the night a temperature of 59°F (15°C) is totally fine.

 

And by the way:

Make sure that all heaters in one room are set to the same temperature. This way the room heats up faster and you prevent one of the radiators to boil while the other one is tepid. And keep your windows closed while heating and ventilate intensively with the window sash wide open.

 

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