What temperature should the central heating thermostat be set at?
As the weather starts to cool outside, inside homes across the UK things start to heat up with arguments about the thermostat.
The cost of heating a home during the cooler months is of concern to many.
Luckily the Energy Savings Trust have done the calculations and come up with an answer that should ensure people to stay comfortably warm whilst helping to keep the costs down -it turns out every degree helps!
When speaking to This Money, Caitlin Bent, home energy expert at the Energy Saving Trust recommended to heat the home to the lowest comfortable temperature, between 18 and 21C.
Ms Bent explained that by ‘Turning your room thermostat down by just one degree will save around £80 on your energy bill for a typical, gas-heated three-bedroom semi, so it’s worth testing a lower temperature to see if you’re still comfortable.'
This goes to show how every degree counts when it comes to your energy bills but how can you help to keep your home at this optimum temperature and prevent heat from escaping?
ProPERLA exterior wall coatings, as verified by the Energy Savings Trust, help to reduce heat loss by keeping the walls of your home dry.
Independent tests have demonstrated that brickwork treated with ProPERLA were signifcantly more energy efficient than untreated ones. The thermal image above, was taken during independent scientific testing and shows a 6⁰C difference in temperature between sections of the wall treated with ProPERLA and the untreated centre section.
When the walls of your home get wet from wind driven rain, it decreases the thermal resistance of the walls and can result in increased heat loss, contributing to higher energy bills. Water acts as a thermal bridge causing heat to transfer away from the property, reducing the energy efficiency of your home.
ProPERLA's highly breathable exterior coatings help to keep your home warm and dry by creating a water repellent surface and reducing water absorption of the walls by up to 96.3%.
You save in the long term too- ProPERLA exterior wall coatings have been proven to perform for 25 years.