January begins freezing cold and the new year already eats a hole in the household budget. Reduce winter heating costs with these three simple tips.
Fresh and cheerful start to the new year. January traditionally comes with icy cold and cheerfully one remains there about so long, until the first heating cost calculation comes. Heliotherm reveals how to relieve the household budget in winter with a few little tricks.
1. Don’t be afraid of grandma’s sweater
"Money is nothing, but a lot of money, that is something completely different.", a certain George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) once stated somewhat cynically. He was an Irish playwright, politician and later a Nobel Prize winner for literature, so he didn’t have to worry about money. Of course, if you don’t have to watch every pound and euro, you live a much more relaxed life and don’t have to fear the letter carrier either. Instead, you take an example from the warmly wrapped letter carrier, put on grandma’s much too large knitted sweater when it’s cold outside and turn the heating down a degree for it. Every degree saves about six percent of heating energy, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NaBu) has found out.
2. The exact feel-good temperature
How and where you feel comfortable, everyone must know for themselves. Warmth influences our well-being, but we don’t always need it to be equally warm. The comfortable room temperature in living rooms is 20°C, in bathrooms 22°C and in the kitchen about 18°C are enough, because refrigerator and stove help with heating. In the toilet, 16°C is quite sufficient; a wooden toilet seat protects against goose bumps. Also in the bedroom experts recommend 16 degrees of room temperature, because who overheats, sweats in the sleep and strains so body and purse unnecessarily. A heat pump from Heliotherm regulates the heating output all by itself with fully automatic control technology. And adjusts the personal feel-good temperature for each room individually if desired.
3. The darned thermal bridges
Everywhere in the house there are thermal bridges. These are areas in the building where heat energy easily penetrates to the outside. What is lost in the process, of course, has to be costly reheated indoors. Anyone who places rolled-up towels along window sills and doorsteps in winter can effectively counteract cooling drafts, especially in leaky old buildings. However, a heat pump naturally works best with good thermal insulation. This means that more heat remains in the building, even if you heat less – even a thick carpet already helps against cold from below. Because Heliotherm’s sustainable energy solutions even think smart when it comes to electricity, the heat pump draws its additional energy at precisely the time when it is cheapest in terms of price.
While counting snowflakes at the window with candlelight and a cozy blanket, webcontrolAT always keeps an eye on all real-time heating parameters. And in summer, the heat pump can even cool things down. But that is a completely different story.
Who would like to recalculate its pollution free saving possibilities, here to the heating cost calculator of the network heat pump Tirol reaches.
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A knitted sweater is much cozier than a high heating bill.
Snowflakes outside, Heliotherm inside and full control with webcontrolAT.
One degree less heating saves six percent thermal energy, says the German NaBu.