Mining energyAfter a wonderful Indian summer, the rainy autumn weather has the upper hand for a while. This means that the heating starts doing its job again. Now that energy prices are still volatile, it’s in your best interest to keep your heating costs as low as possible. Correct adjustment of the boiler and thermostat plays an important role in this. Mijnenergie.be Explains how to deal with this intelligently.
The boiler sets the temperature of the water that goes to your heating. A properly modified boiler is safer and more economical. In addition, you can create the right temperature in your home more quickly, which of course contributes to the comfort of the residents. The maximum flow temperature of a central heating boiler is often 80°C. In a well-insulated home, a boiler temperature of 50 to 60 degrees Celsius is sufficient. This way your boiler should work with less effort and save more natural gas.
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Set it to 60
Is boiler maintenance planned? Your installation or maintenance technician may then adjust the boiler temperature immediately. But you can also start it yourself quite easily. On the Dutch website www.zetmop60.nl you will find educational videos for each brand and type of boiler that will help you get started. Modern boilers automatically adjust the temperature of the water supply based on thermal demand.
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Lower room temperature = lower bill
In addition, it is important not to heat up the wipers unnecessarily. If you work during the day or only use the home office, the temperature in your living space should not be unnecessarily high. The same is true of course for night temperature. In the bedroom 16 ° C is sufficient. The same temperature is also the goal for living areas at night.
By setting your thermostat lower at night – for example to 16°C instead of 20°C in the living room, kitchen and bathroom – you can save an average of 4 to 5 percent on your heating bill. If you turn down the thermostat not only at night but also during the day when no one is home, you can reduce your consumption by about 10 percent compared to maintaining a constant temperature.
With a smart thermostat, you can control your heating remotely from your smartphone or tablet. Many of these thermostats recognize consumption patterns. They have a self-learning function that estimates the time when you would normally return home and turn on the heating at the appropriate time.
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