In 2014, the average gas bill in Spanish households was € 250. In winter, the bill is triggered by the consumption of heating , which many families have had to give up, being in a situation of energy poverty.
Taking some precautions and being aware of the importance of responsible consumption, spending can be reduced. In Good Finance, a leading company in the microcredit sector, we tell you some tricks to save on heating.
Do not ventilate the house too much
With 10 minutes it is enough to ventilate the house. While doing so, do not have the heating turned on; That way you won’t lose energy.
Keep the boiler in good condition: If a boiler is dirty, the energy consumption will increase. It is also important to purge radiators at the beginning of the winter season so that all the air they may have accumulated comes out.
Have the right temperature
Each degree of more increases heating spending by 8%. To be comfortable at home, it is enough to maintain a moderate temperature between 18 and 21 degrees. If you leave for a while, try to lower it to 15 degrees. And during the night, if you already have the house heated, turn it off: if you have a good blanket, you don’t need it! To control the temperature accurately, get a thermostat .
Radiators : Place them under the windows so that the cold that enters can be heated quickly. Also, try not to cover them with wet clothes by drying, for example, because in this way the radiators will need more energy to heat the house.
Sealed doors and windows is much more efficient
Insulation : a house with well sealed doors and windows is much more efficient. If you also lower blinds or close curtains (especially at night) you prevent the heat from escaping. During the day, let the sunlight in, you’ll see how the house heats up!
Try these little tips and see how your gas bill is reduced! If you still need a little push, remember that in Good Finance we can help you with up to € 300. Easy, comfortable and in less than 10 minutes. Do you want more information?