How to Make Sure Your Heater Is Energy-Efficient

No one wants to pay high bills and one way to keep yours down is to make sure that your heating is energy-efficient. A heating repair bill could hit you at any time and it is vital that you do all you can to prevent yourself from receiving one. Once you have had the heating checked and it is not faulty, you can look for ways to make it save you money.

Cut the Cost

There are a number of ways that you can cut down the cost of heating your house. You could:

  • Turn down the thermostat — With even the slightest reduction, you could see that you are saving up to $100 a year.

  • Get a new boiler — Most boilers will be at their most efficient for the first 10 years that they are used. There is clearly a cost to begin with, but due to improvements in the design, there will be increased efficiency that outweighs that cost. The same applies to radiators.

  • Check that the timer only comes on when you need it and not when you are out or in bed. Control each radiator individually. If you can control the heating when you are out of the house, you can delay the radiators coming on when you are delayed.

  • Carry out regular heating repair in case anything is no longer working well.

Storage Heaters

These are not the most cost-effective or eco-friendly forms of heating you can have. It is also harder to control them than it is other types. They often work when they are not needed. It is, however, possible to make an improvement in the way they work and therefore they will be more efficient. The first is pretty obvious and that will be to change them, but that can't always happen. Newer models are more efficient so that will be one option. You can add controls and thermostats and this will help you save money.

Fixing a Heater

While many electric heaters do not have a lot of parts that will need heating repair, the majority of them are capable of causing the heater to stop working. The elements could burn out or the thermostats could stop working. Even though it could be anything there are a few parts that break down more than the others. Usually, it will be the thermostats, switches' and heating elements. Sometimes it could be as simple as a fuse blowing or a circuit breaker being tripped.