The cold temperatures lead us inexorably to keep the radiators always on to heat each room in the right way. What to do to avoid exponential increases in gas consumption costs in the bill? It is perhaps appropriate to remind you that with the increases in gas this year the bill will be significantly higher. Let's see in detail how to save with radiators following some useful indications.
How to save with radiators, combustion analysis
If you have an autonomous system, it is advisable to carry out maintenance every year and carry out a combustion analysis (smoke check with relative cleaning); the cost is around € 100 + € 7 for a green badge which must be issued by law. This analysis must be done every 2 years for a system that has already exceeded eight years from installation and every 4 years if the system is newer.
Attention: in case of control by the municipality, the fines are quite high; range from € 500 to € 3500. Do not forget that an inefficient boiler can consume up to 20% more and in any case any malfunction is harmful to our health.
How to save with radiators, useful information
- Each radiator in the house must be vented: this very simple operation will facilitate the passage of hot water, and thus have homogeneous heating in all parts of the radiator, thus ensuring proper heating of the entire room. For further information, please refer to the reading of "How to vent the radiators" and the in-depth bleeding the radiators
-The radiators must never be covered in any way; if you have shelves above, check that they are at least 20 cm from the radiator, otherwise the boiler consumes more. Also, avoid drying the clothes on them; this operation also involves greater consumption as well as the possibility of creating humidity in the house.
-The temperature in the house should be kept around 20 degrees, with a tolerance of 2 degrees; know that increasing the temperature by over two degrees means increasing consumption by over 40%
-If you are away from home during the day, avoid keeping the temperature at 20 degrees, better lower it by at least 4 degrees. If you can, regularize the ignition at set times according to your needs.
Have you considered the idea of installing a pellet stove? It has an excellent energy yield and pollutes much less; there are models that can also be connected to hot water and heating systems. For further information, we recommend reading the article "pellet stove". The environmental sustainability of a pellet stove is rewarded with special incentives paid in the form of tax relief and personal income tax deductions of 50%. To access the Ecobonus, just report to the expense at the time of the tax return as we explained in our article: "Personal income tax deductions to be presented with 730“.