There is much confusion around whether or not turning your heating completely off or leaving it on low helps you to save money and while the choice is entirely your own, it may be a good idea to understand which is the best option.
Many people believe that turning your heating off entirely is a bad idea and that you should leave it on year-round, even during the summer, at a low temperature to help reduce bills. However, this is not actually the case.
Leaving your heating on constantly can cause increased energy bills and can actually cause your boiler to deteriorate faster.
The best way to conserve energy and keep your boiler in good condition is to set your heating on a timer using a thermostat, so the heating only comes on when your home drops below your pre-set desired temperature.
This allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home and stops you from overheating the house, as the heating will also turn itself off once the desired temperature has been reached.
This is the perfect compromise In the summertime and means that you can leave your heating and boiler on without actually having to use it.
While some people may prefer to turn their heating off entirely during the warmer months, it is advised that you still turn it on every so often during the summer to ensure it is still in good working order and no problems have arisen.
Your decision will depend on where you live, how warm it gets outside and your own personal preference. However, there is no right or wrong answer. You can leave your heating on without actually using it or turn it off entirely.
Either way will be sure to save you more money than setting it at a constant low temperature.
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