Warm the house can account for 45% of your total household energy consumption

We offer you some simple tips with which you will be able to reduce your heating consumption and your bill:

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Central heating

During the day up the blinds. The sun will provide your home with light and heat for free. At nightfall, close the curtains and lower the blinds. You will reduce the heat loss.
If you change the windows of your home, try that the new ones are of “double glazing” or double window, you get energy savings of 15% in heating consumption.
Installing gaskets or seals on doors and windows will reduce heating leaks by 10%. Remember that a well insulated home can save up to 30% on heating costs (and up to 50% on single-family homes).
To fully ventilate a room 10 minutes are enough.
If you install thermostats and thermostatic valves in the radiators, you regulate the temperature according to your needs and increase the savings.
A temperature between 20º and 22º is enough to feel comfort. For each degree of more, the heating consumption increases between 6 and 8%.
You can save on heating if you lower the temperature of the thermostat by 5 degrees when you are away from home or if you put the thermostat in the “economy” position.
Do not cover the radiators or put any object to the side because it is difficult to properly diffuse the heat.
Each area of ​​our home needs a heating temperature and it is important to adjust it.
You can save on heating if you lower the temperature of the thermostat 3º or 4º at night.
You save if you purge the radiators at the beginning of the heating season because the air inside makes heating difficult.
You save if you keep the pressure inside the heating circuit within the limits defined by the boiler manufacturer.
Maintaining the individual boiler in the optimum state means saving up to 22% of gas consumption.
Condensing boilers achieve savings of up to 35% of energy compared to conventional.

Hot water

The thermos of hot water should be installed inside the house, as close to the points of use as possible (kitchen, bathroom).
Showering instead of bathing facilitates savings of up to 75% of energy and water consumption.
The use of low consumption shower heads, single-lever taps and flow reducers in the faucets saves up to 50% of energy and water consumption.
By installing a mixing valve at the outlet of the thermos, you will get the hot water at a constant temperature, that is, more comfort and less consumption.
If you regulate the thermos above 60ºC, you will reduce its duration and waste energy.
Using hot water storage thermoses and hiring the tariff with time discrimination, you will save more than 50% on the cost of hot water.
Choosing temperature regulating faucets with thermostat in the shower saves between 4 and 6%.
You can save on hot water if you regulate the boiler to supply water at a temperature around 36º.

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