Setting Up Your Thermostat

Published April 16, 2020

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If you read bcheck’s articles on a regular basis, then you will probably agree that it is important to consider lowering heating consumption and even better actually do it! Did you know that you could save energy by properly setting up your thermostat?

Here are 6 tips to set it up correctly:

1. The ideal temperatures at home are the following:

Living room: 21°C

Kitchen – dining room: 18-19°C

Bedrooms: 16-17°C

Bathroom: 20-22°C

Hallway – corridors – WC: 16-17°C

At night, you can set your thermostat to 16°C for all rooms. By doing this you can save up to a few hundred euros per year!

 

2. When should you adjust temperatures?

It is rcommended to set up the desired temperature about half an hour before waking up and before going to bed. It is worth it to program your thermostat once for all and it is even easier to do it with smart thermostats.

 

3. Don’t change your thermostat settings too often!

If you go out for one hour or two, don’t change your house’s temperature or shut down your boiler. Why? Because restarting your heating will consume more energy than keeping the temperature constant! You need at least 3 hours to make it efficient.

 

4. Become a “bchecker”!

bcheck offers a remote monitoring system which gives you insight into the performance of your heating system. By knowing your installation’s behaviour, it is possible to optimise its use and save energy and money!

 

5. Get a smart thermostat

With a smart thermostat, it is possible to easily and quickly indicate ahead of time the temperatures you want at a specific moment!

 

6. Reduce your temperature of 1°C

Did you know that by turning down your thermostat from 1°C, you can save up to 7% of energy by year?!

 

These were a few advice to set up your thermostat efficiently and save energy. Of course, there are many other ways of saving energy. Keep following bcheck’s blog to get more advice and information about heating and energy consumption 😊

 

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Sources:

https://ec.europa.eu/clima/citizens/tips_en, last retrieved April 1, 2020 at 1 p.m.