Regardless of the weather outside, many get to enjoy the warmth because of the available of central heating system installed inside buildings and homes. There are many homeowners though that is complaining of huge electrical bills because of one common mistake. In fact, 52 per cent of homeowners are known to commit this mistake.
It refers to the tendency of many to turn up the thermostat at very high level thinking that it will warm the house faster. Energy Savings Trust explained that this is a wrong practice and it will cause damage to the central heating system of the house.
Based on the recommendations made by the government, the ideal temperature of the house should only be around 18 degrees Celsius.
It is considered a mistake to increase the temperature of the thermostat when the outside temperature is very cold with hopes that it might make the house warmer. The truth is that the thermostat is developed so that the temperature inside the house is stable always. The outside weather is actually not relevant to the thermostat’s setting.
According to the trust’s chief executive, Philip Sellwood, millions of homeowners are still not sure how the use the heating controls in their system. There are measures they can do in order to manage the occasional cold snap.
Aside from this mistake, one thing many homeowners do is to increase the thermostat to the highest value thinking that the heat will dissipate faster inside the house.’
More than one-third of homeowners are guilty with this practice based on the survey conducted by Energy Saving Trust.
Philip explained that the room will not heat up faster that way but it will only help in increasing the already warm temperature.
Despite the goal of having a warmer house, the action will only result to an uncomfortable temperature which results to waste in both money and energy.
If the radiators are not heating up properly then the problem lies with the boiler of the central heating system. Maybe it is time to contact your engineer for a maintenance and inspection.