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Should You Keep Your Heating On All Day in Winter?

Posted by: Sue Kemp on 1st November 2018

It’s a common question and there is a lot of debate around whether it’s more cost effective and energy efficient to keep the heating on constantly in winter, or just turn it on when you need it.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the factors to consider when you decide how to manage heating your home this winter.

Energy Efficiency

What is more energy efficient? Letting your home stay at a constant temperature or heating up your house each time you need the extra warmth?

Home Insulation

The answer to this isn’t straight forward. It will largely depend on the insulation of your home. If your house is well insulated, with double glazed windows, it will require less energy to maintain a consistent temperature. If, however, your house is less well insulated, then more heat will escape making it more difficult to maintain temperature. This will result in your boiler working harder to make up for the heat that escapes.

All homes will have some level of heat escaping but the amount escaping will vary widely between different properties. It’s always worth looking in to loft insulation, checking your cavity walls are insulated and your windows to see if you can reduce the heat escaping and drafts.

Your Boiler

Your decision to leave the heating on or not, will also depend on how modern your boiler is. New boilers are significantly more efficient than older boilers. Older boilers convert as little as 60% of the fuel they use into heat. This has a big impact on your home heating bills and the environment, especially if left on all day.

It is also recommended you service your boiler once a year, to ensure it is running as efficiently as possible.

Here at Carshalton Boilers, we specialise in servicing and installing boilers. Our Servicing and Installations teams are experienced, Gas Safe, registered engineers and are ready to advise on all central heating-related questions to ensure that we get you, the best solution.

Covering Surrey, South London and the surrounding areas, Carshalton Boilers is a family-run business.

Contact us today 020 8395 8060 or visit https://www.carshalton-boilers.co.uk/ to discuss how we can help keep your home warm this winter

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