Schedule your heating
Now is the time to look at your heating schedule and use your thermostat wisely. Using the thermostat, you can schedule when your heating should turn on and off, which reduces the risk of you forgetting to manually control the boiler and running up a high gas bill.
If you don’t already have a thermostat, or you’re looking for one which makes life easier, you should consider a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats don’t just allow for temperature control and setting timers; you can control the heating remotely or share access to your mobile phone location so the heating knows to turn on as your drive up the road towards home. The ideal temperature for any home is between 18 and 21 degrees – even in winter.
Servicing your boiler
Your boiler may be due a service, which may explain why it isn’t working at full capacity. Annual boiler services are important in maintaining the efficiency, life-span and warranty of your boiler – not to mention you want your family to be warm. Sometimes, boilers are up to date with servicing – but there may be a deeper fault.
Something which needs to happen on occasion but tends to be overlooked – bleeding radiators! Feel your radiators when the heating is on; are there any cold spots? It may be because your radiators are full of air, causing the hot water to not circulate properly – and therefore not heating your home as well as they should. For any queries on heating solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at 50five.