Boilers: reducing gas and heating oil consumption
Gas and heating oil prices are sky-rocketing at the moment. And with heating bills on the rise, as a result, any way to reduce the associated costs – for a domestic gas-fired or oil-fired boiler, or even for a water heater – is more than welcome. Since most modern systems of this type are already incredibly energy-efficient, there’s no silver bullet. But there are still some steps you can take to cut your boiler’s energy use by a few per cent and make much-needed savings in the process, especially if you have an older conventional or low-temperature model.
Room thermostat: turning down the thermostat by 1°C reduces energy use – and, therefore, your gas or heating oil bill – by around 7%. You can also install an external temperature probe (if your system is equipped with a regulation system that supports one) for more granular heating temperature management. Last but not least, fitting thermostatic valves to individual water-filled radiators is highly recommended. Some models even come with a remote probe that provides more accurate room temperature measurements.