It’s that time of year where the age-old question is thrown around again “should I leave the heating on or turn it off”?
It honestly depends on several factors, including your personal comfort and
energy efficiency.

Even we arent brave enough to tell you what you should do! – but here are some things to help you make an informed decision:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Leaving the heating on constantly, especially at a high temperature, can be energy-intensive and costly. To save energy and reduce your heating bills, consider using a programmable thermostat to set the heating to lower temperatures when you are away or sleeping.Thermostats will also ensure the room temperature remains consistantly at the level set, therefore there is no huge surge required to heat a room from cold at any point.
  2. Safety: Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst, it may be advisable to maintain some level of heating to prevent this. Frozen pipes can result in significant damage and expensive repairs so the use of frost protection mode will help give peace of mind
  3. Thermostat Settings: Adjust your thermostat based on your daily routine. Lower the temperature when you’re not at home or while sleeping and raise it when you’re awake and need warmth.
  4. Insulation: Proper insulation in your home can help retain heat, reducing the need for continuous heating. Make sure doors and windows are sealed properly to prevent drafts, old school measures like draught excluders for doors and door curtains are all good ways to help reduce your heat loss
  5. Zoning: If you have a zoned heating system, you can selectively heat specific areas of your home rather than the whole house, which can be more energy-efficient.

In general, it’s a good idea to strike a balance between maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and conserving energy. You can schedule your heating system to lower the temperature when it’s not needed, such as when you’re at work or sleeping, and raise it when you’re at home. Adding app controls to your system gives you even better “real time” control of your heating, if there is a sudden change in the weather you can react straight away. This approach can help you save on energy costs while ensuring your home remains comfortable.