SHEFFIELD, England, January 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
With plummeting temperatures and freezing conditions setting in across the country over the next few weeks, most of us are likely to crank up the home heating to ward off the cold.
But at a time of year when many of us are already stretched, against a difficult financial climate and high energy prices, how many of us can really afford to have the heating on all the time?
Boiler manufacturer and renewable technology specialist Glow-worm is helping homeowners to get the most from their heating system, with some valuable advice to help ensure we all get the best from our heating systems during the cold winter months.
Efficient home heating
Heating your home during the colder months uses a large proportion of the energy you use throughout the entire year.
Ensuring your heating system is running efficiently and that you are not wasting any energy can therefore help you to make big savings on your fuel bills.
Heating experts at boiler manufacturer Glow-worm advise homeowners to consult a qualified engineer on the best boiler for their home, to ensure that you get it right from the very start.
Pippa Wibberley, Commercial Director at Glow-worm says:
"Accurately sizing a new or replacement boiler is very important. But it's also very important for homeowners to ensure their whole heating system is working as efficiently as possible. This may mean new or replacement radiators, controls, under floor heating or even investment in renewable technology. Your installer will be able to advise on the best complete system solution for your home."
Other top tips from Glow-worm to help homeowners get the most from your central heating:
- Ensure your heating system is working most efficiently
Many people believe that keeping their heating on all day, even when out, is more efficient as it will take less energy to bring their home up to the desired temperature.
In fact, a far more efficient way to heat your home is to programme your system to operate when you need it most.
- Intelligent controls
New, intelligent controls such as Glow-worm's Climapro2 RF, a wireless programmable room thermostat with two channels, can be used as part of a heating system containing a cylinder, to accurately set your heating and hot water to come on together or at totally different times of the day.
The advanced programmable thermostat can also enable you to programme your specific heating and hot water requirements for the exact times you require, throughout each part of every day, so that you can manage your heating more effectively.
Controls like this are central to the efficient running of a heating system. All Glow-worm controls use an advanced communication system to 'talk' directly to the boiler so the flow temperature of water to the central heating system can be controlled directly, based on the temperature measured in the room. This helps to create a more efficient heating system which can deliver significant savings on household energy bills.
- Thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs)
Your heating engineer may suggest installing thermostatic radiator valves. This means applying a valve to each radiator, which will control the temperature of a room by regulating the flow of hot water to the radiator. If a room is not used, then the thermostatic radiator valve can also be turned off completely.
- Call in the boiler doctor for an annual maintenance check
It's important to arrange an annual maintenance check for your boiler and central heating system by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, to ensure that it's working correctly and efficiently. A check up can sometimes seem unnecessary when nothing's broken, but your installer or service engineer can help to ensure that everything is in good working order and reduce the risk of any breakdowns during the cold snaps of winter. It's also very important to get your boiler serviced annually as in many cases; you will need to do this to keep your manufacturers warranty valid.
Glow-worm has a list of installers available online at http://www.glow-wormheating.co.uk all searchable by postcode, or if you're looking to get your Glow-worm boiler serviced call 01773 828100 to speak to our after sales service department.
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