Home heating

Home heating costs more than any other system in the home - typically accounting for about 30% of utility bills. By combining proper maintenance and equipment upgrades with recommended insulation, caulking and thermostat settings, you can save on energy bills while reducing emissions to the environment.

Home heating is the most costly of all home heating systems.

Types of heating systems

There are some types of systems used to provide heat for the home, and each has many variations. Some systems provide both heating and cooling of the home - in this case, we can install air conditioning systems. Heat pumps are heating devices that extract heat from the environment and convert it into energy to heat the home. We can also use boilers and water heaters to heat water and the entire building. Those who like modern and comfortable solutions will find it ideal to install underfloor heating.

Cosy interior

Home heating can also take on a slightly more traditional character. The tiled stoves that used to heat homes today are being replaced by modern fireplaces of various kinds. It is a key point in the room, which attracts the attention of every guest, and in addition, gives the interior a unique warmth - not only literally, but also figuratively.

Tips for heating your home

Invest in wall insulation

About one-third of the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. By properly performing wall insulation, you will save energy and reduce heating costs.

Use a thermostat

The thermostat is an extremely useful device to reduce energy consumption. Set it according to the hours you're away from home and lower the temperature at night when you're asleep.

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Appliance care

Clean or replace filters in furnaces and chimneys regularly. This will prevent some malfunctions.

Useful window coverings

Maybe it's not quite obvious to some, but curtains and blinds really can contribute to a home's thermal insulation (especially the exterior ones). In winter, on south-facing windows, they should be opened during the day to allow sunlight into the house, and closed at night to reduce the chill penetrating into the interior from around the windows.

Air out radiators

If our homes have water heaters, remember to vent them regularly. This will ensure that they function properly.

All technical news and advice on these topics can be found in the Heating section of the Home Products portal.