Set your heating timer to come on a bit earlier than normal, but at a slightly lower temperature. It costs less to heat a home that is already warm rather than heating a home from the same temperature as outside. The boiler will not have to work as hard and so will save you money. A good temperature is 18°C - 21°C.
Use your timer to turn the heating up only when you need it. Not when you’re out
If you can, use your controller and set the hot water and the heating to come on at times when you need them, rather than having them both on all the time
Avoid drying clothes on your radiators as this cools the room and your boiler will use more gas to bring the temperature back up
Set your water temperature to 55°C
Move the sofa so it’s not blocking the heat coming from the radiator
Close your curtains to make the room cosy and keep out draughts
You can also get advice about switching your electricity supplier on our money advice page. This could save you hundreds of pounds every year
Here are the different types of heating system. Find yours for more advice and information.
The ‘output’ dial controls how much heat the heaters let out
Your micro CHP boiler runs on gas and heats both your home and your hot water.
In winter, your central heating (radiators) should be left on all the time, with the temperature changing throughout the day and night. It’s the cheapest way to run the system and keep your home warm. You control the temperature with the room thermostat.
You should find your thermostat on the wall in your living room or in the hallway. It’ll be digital or a manual dial.
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