Saving on electric heating: 8 tips and tricks
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Winter is well underway and with it, a big cold snap that makes our heating consumption and expenditure increase. At Rointe, we want to show you ways to maintain your saving during these cold months, so that heat is not a problem in your home when it comes to maintaining efficient electricity consumption.
- 1 How to save with electric heating
- 2 Heating saving tips
- 2.1 Retain heat thanks to good insulation of doors and windows
- 2.2 Replace your radiators, towel rails and floor heating with energy-saving ones
- 2.3 Use a thermostat to increase monthly savings
- 2.4 Saving by maintaining the right temperature
- 2.5 Program your heating systems from your smartphone
- 2.6 Set different temperatures in areas of your home
- 2.7 Do not cover radiators for savings and safety
- 2.8 Only ventilate as much as necessary so as not to lose temperature
How to save with electric heating
Saving during the winter can be a challenge. Maintaining electricity consumption and knowing how to set the right temperature is not easy, but it’s clear to us that warmth, well-being and low consumption can go hand in hand. A warm winter at home with minimum expense and maximum saving is possible. We recommend that with electric heating, despite the simplicity of your installation and maintenance, you follow a series of tips to guarantee efficiency in radiators, towel rails and floor heating.
Heating saving tips
Use these simple tricks to guarantee optimal consumption and an unbeatable temperature in your home. Saving on heating can be yours with Rointe:
Retain heat thanks to good insulation of doors and windows
Whether you have a house or a flat, one of the best ways to save electricity is to maintain the interior temperature, preventing cold draughts from filtering through doors and windows. Did you know that poor insulation can cause up to 25% of the heat loss which directly affects consumption? This can make it very difficult to increase savings in your monthly heating bill.
Solutions to insulate windows can be achieved by adding double or triple-glazed windows or adding other insulating materials to the existing glass, like window film. It adds an insulating barrier between the interior of your home and your windows. Plus, it’s fairly easy and cheap to do. Automatic blinds are also a great option as you can not only enjoy comfort and privacy at the push of a button, but help to keep warmth on the inside of the home.
Replacing your windows completely is not a cheap investment but in the long run, it will allow you to conserve heat much better, thus increasing your savings.
Another good option is using curtains across your windows and thick carpets across your floor, as they act as insulating materials which, in addition to preserving the room temperature also keeps the heat in, making you spend less. Consider adding a draught excluder to the bottom of doors to prevent chilly draughts passing from room to room. These are some of the solutions that you can easily implement to insulate and thus increase your winter savings.
Replace your radiators, towel rails and floor heating with energy-saving ones
Switching from a gas system to an electric one has many advantages, such as its simple and affordable installation, its efficiency… However, when it comes to electric heating, it is very important to take into account the consumption. This is why Rointe is a leader in creating effective heating systems, allowing you to save more by offering greater efficiency.
Efficiency in consumption is key when choosing a system of this type, which is why our products are designed with ECO energy-saving technologies. They work by continuously calculate the energy required to maintain an ambient stable temperature, improving energy-efficiency and reducing consumption. This is why the savings offered by our electric heating systems are far above those that don’t contain this type of technology.
Use a thermostat to increase monthly savings
Controlling the heat in a house can be complicated when you have to manually turn on and off radiators or towel rails, and remember to control the temperature. In addition, strong heat fluctuations can not only cause an excessively hot atmosphere with negative effects on our welfare, but also cause extra expense.
To ensure that your home has balanced energy consumption we recommend programming the temperature by means of a thermostat. This can be an external thermostat connected to your heating and hot water system, or ensuring there is a thermostat in the individual product. Your heating system will be activated when the temperature falls below the indicated degrees, and can even be turned off if we are not at home. These small day-to-day actions will allow us to save between £60 and £100 per year.
Saving by maintaining the right temperature
This has a lot to do with the previous point. It is advisable to maintain an average temperature of 21 degrees to achieve the perfect balance between efficient consumption and pleasant temperature. In addition, our planet will welcome any action that promotes energy saving and a responsible consumption.
To increase savings, many put on extra, warm clothes or a blanket to maintain our body heat, instead of increasing the thermostat temperature (which in turn increases your expenditure). You should set your heating system or thermostat temperature to 21ºC, and if you still feel a chill, add a blanket when you cosy up on the sofa.
Program your heating systems from your smartphone
An alternative to the thermostat is to program your radiators and towel rails from the product itself. Through the control panel, you can regulate the heat and temperature environment without falling into excessive spending, which will allow you to save and have more efficiency.
In addition, some products even have WiFi connectivity, which allows them to be controlled at any time and place. This connectivity will allow you to reach the next level of efficiency by knowing your products consumption in real time from your smartphone. This helps you to manage it more effectively by setting up automated actions, for example turning a radiator off when you leave home.
Set different temperatures in areas of your home
If, as we have seen, you programme your radiators or have a thermostat, you will be able to go one step further in your mission to save. This happens by being able to turn off or put in ECO mode the temperature of those radiators, towel rails or underfloor heating systems that are in rooms you are not using. It may seem obvious, but actions as small as this can mean increased savings in your day-to-day life.
Do not cover radiators for savings and safety
Something as common as putting wet clothes on top of radiators to make them dry or placing a piece of furniture too close can have a negative effect when you want to save on heating. It’s also not advisable from a safety point of view. Doing this does not allow for proper air circulation and your house will not only take longer to reach the desired temperature, but your electric heating system will have to work harder, which will increase consumption.
Our recommendation is that, as far as possible, you place a clothesline near your heating system but without blocking heat circulation, thus you can dry your clothes and save on your heating.
Only ventilate as much as necessary so as not to lose temperature
We are aware that nowadays, heating is as necessary as having your house well ventilated.
When it comes to renewing the air in your home, it is not necessary to keep windows open for more than 10 minutes. Ventilation for a longer period would be counterproductive, since it would only cool the house and the warmth generated by your heating system will be lost, a waste of money.
Sometimes we forget to close a window. Maybe we were in a rush in the morning, or became distracted when preparing to leave. Open windows contribute to heat loss over a period of time, decreasing the potential heating savings you have worked hard to achieve. A simple way around this is to look for radiators and towel rails that contain an Open Windows function, such as Rointe’s. This function is activated when the product detects a decrease in the ambient temperature of at least 4°C within a 30-minute time period. This normally occurs when a window is left open, letting heated air escape and wasting consumption.
Many people become concerned about rising energy costs in the lead up to and during the winter season. We trust this advice has helped you to understand the importance of maintaining an efficient and optimal temperature to increase your energy and heating savings.