The Energy Saving Trust has offered some useful tips to homeowners on how to heat their homes in the most efficient way possible.
One common myth debunked by the Trust is that it is more cost effective to keep the heating on at a low level. A spokesperson said, “You’ll save energy… by only having the heating on when it’s required.
“Using a timer is best, because your thermostat is designed to turn your heating system on and off to keep your home at the temperature you set it.”
The spokesperson said this rule applies regardless of how your heating is powered – through a gas-fired boiler or using heating oil.
Also, the Trust said that an electric heater is much more expensive than a central heating system. “Electric heaters are one of the most expensive forms of heating. Generally, the cheapest way is using an efficient gas central heating system, with a full set of thermostatic radiator valves, a room thermostat and timer.”
For a guide to how thermostatic controls on radiators and in rooms can save you money, have look here.
If you use heating oil and want to check prices, you can get a quote here.