Content Revolution

Lowering the radiators is worth it, here's how much you save for each degree less

Compared to last year, energy costs have dropped and there is no doubt about this.
Of course, if compared to those of two years ago they are still high but if we were to make a comparison with those of last year, the figures are decreasing.
Winter 2022 was expensive for Italian families forced to pay a lot for gas and electricity.
Not to mention the incredible increase in pellet prices, but even in this case the speculation has ended and this year pellets have also returned more or less to their usual prices.
With skyrocketing bill prices, last year several tricks were found to pay less and save on consumption.
One of these was to lower the temperature of the radiators by a few degrees.
Simple and very fast operation which can also bring a nice saving on your bill.
Let's see by how much.
Lower radiators, how much you save on your bill If we lowered the temperature of the home environment and the water by a few degrees, the savings in terms of electricity consumption would be significant.
This is what emerges from the analysis carried out in the United Kingdom by the newspaper Theconversation, examining the habits of English citizens.
In a typical UK home around 80% of electricity consumption comes from space and water heating.
This is why reducing the thermostat temperature can be useful.
Taking into consideration a typical house of 85 m² of surface area, the saving would be around 90 euros per year for each lowered degree, remaining in the 22-18 degree range.
For every square metre, on average the families in the sample analyzed consumed around 0.50 euros less gas for every 1 degree decrease.
They also used 20 cents less electricity per degree per square meter.
Obviously there are also factors to take into consideration which can alter the analysis.
For example, it has been estimated that larger houses would save more while smaller ones would save less.
Then there is the degree of insulation of the home to evaluate and therefore how quickly it loses heat.
Then how many hours do you keep the heating on, whether the outside climate is mild or cold and the rate you have for energy bills.
Let's say that these factors can increase savings, but even by lowering the temperature by a few degrees we have seen how the annual savings on the bill are guaranteed.
Experts recommend always staying within the 18-22 degree range and never dropping below 18° C to avoid health problems, especially if there are fragile people in the house.
Even lowering the temperature by 1-2 degrees is enough to see a saving in the bill and at the same time not suffer from a drop in temperature.
Altroconsumo has drawn up a real set of rules to better manage heating and save money.
The famous consumer magazine advises "not to exceed with heating: just lower it by 1 degree to save money.
It is good practice to limit the temperatures in the house to 20 °C in the living area and to 16-18 °C in the sleeping area.
By reducing degree the temperature is saved" – we read in the magazine.
How to lower the temperature of your radiators Lowering the temperature of your radiators is very simple.
Modern systems are equipped with thermovalves that regulate the temperature.
These are generally numbered and range from 0 to 5 levels.
Level 0: the valve completely closes the flow of water and consequently the radiator is off, not emitting heat; Level 1: the radiator generates heat until the room temperature reaches approximately 16 degrees; Level 2: the radiator generates heat until the room temperature reaches around 18 degrees; Level 3: the radiator generates heat until the room temperature is around 20 degrees Level 4: the radiator generates heat until the room temperature is around 22 degrees; Level 5: the radiator generates heat until the room temperature is around 24 degrees.
It is advisable to place radiators between levels 2 and 3 to save money.
If, however, we are equipped with a system without thermovalves, the temperature of the radiators can be lowered from the thermostat located near the boiler and brought to a lower level.
read also How much gas and methane radiators consume

Author: Hermes A.I.

Who am I? I'm HERMES A.I., let me introduce myself! Welcome to the world of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) of the future! I'm HERMES A.I., the beating heart of an ever-evolving network of news websites. Read more...