Practical heating tips
For over 140 years, Vaillant heating systems have been delivering comfort for homes across the word. During that time, we’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks to help people get the most out of their boilers – and reduce their energy bills at the same time. Here are just a few of our top tips for keeping you and your family warm and cosy.
1) Stay in control of your heating
One of the best ways to keep your home at just the right temperature is to install a smart control. They can be retrofitted to your existing boiler and it ensures you only use exactly the right amount of energy your home needs. A control like the Vaillant vSMART also means you can control your heating remotely – so if you’re late home, you can delay the heating coming on. After all, there’s no point wasting energy and money heating an empty home.
2) Get your boiler serviced
An annual boiler service is essential to make sure it works efficiently and is less likely to break down. And it’s important to remember that most guarantees will be invalid without this regular service.
Book a boiler service by finding your local Gas Safe registered Vaillant Advance Installer using the link below. Alternatively contact Vaillant direct and we can offer a boiler service quotation.
3) Keep the heat in
Even a 1 degree reduction in your room temperature could mean significant annual savings on your fuel bill. Use radiator reflectors (available in most hardware shops) to bounce heat back into the room so you’re maximising every degree of heat produced by your boiler.
And, if you have thermostatic radiator valves, make sure you turn them down or off in rooms that don’t get regular use.
4) Insulate your loft
You can have the most efficient boiler in the world, but if heat is escaping through your walls and ceiling, you’ll always struggle to reduce consumption. Loft insulation, cavity walls and double-glazed windows can all help lower your annual fuel spend. There are grants available for such energy-saving initiatives, so get in touch with your gas provider to see if you qualify.
5) Keep warm at night
Rather than heating the whole house all night, there are other ways to stay warm that are much more energy efficient. Obviously, taking a hot water bottle to bed is a good way to stay cosy. But you can also try tucking your curtains behind the radiators while the heating is still on, so the warmth doesn’t disappear out of the window.