Get a comfortable temperature and save on your bill
With the arrival of the cold weather, it is time to adapt the temperature in our homes, and the priority of transforming our home into a warm and cosy refuge has become one of the biggest challenges. The type of home, the number of people living in it or its thermal insulation, are some of the factors that affect the temperature, and cause it to vary, therefore, to achieve a cosy atmosphere, it is essential to adopt some simple, but effective practices; turning on the heating could be one of them, but there are alternatives and complementary resources to help us save energy and money.
Before knowing some options to provide an adequate temperature in your home during these months, it is important to know that the ideal temperature in our home in winter should be between 21 and 23 degrees during the day and 17 degrees at night.
- Adjust thermostats, optimise heating use by adjusting and programming thermostats to suit your daily routines to avoid wasting energy. You can also close doors in certain rooms to prevent cold air from spreading throughout the house.
- Good insulation, a significant part of heat loss, or rather the passage of cold indoors, is due to poorly insulated doors or windows in the home. Insulation of ceilings, floors and walls is the key to preventing such heat leakage by up to 25%, which also represents significant savings in both energy and energy bills.
- Let sunlight in, open curtains and blinds during the day to allow sunlight to warm your home naturally. This simple action not only provides warmth at no cost but can also improve your mood and reduce the need for heating.
- Lowering the blinds at night. If you do not have proper insulation, closing blinds and curtains at night can help retain the heat accumulated during the day and minimise heat loss.
- Use rugs on the floor, the use of rugs not only provides an extra layer of insulation on the floor, but also adds a decorative and cosy touch to any space in your home. This dual purpose makes them an indispensable decorative element in the colder months.
- All in warmth, warm colours in your home décor, together with soft lighting and cosy textures, help to create a cosier atmosphere. Soft lamps and textiles such as cushions or blankets will create a cosier atmosphere.
- Use the right clothing, choosing to wear several layers of clothing, or warm clothes, will allow you to keep a sense of well-being without the need to use the heating to the maximum. Keep soft blankets handy to keep you warm when you need them.
In addition to these tips, practices such as keeping radiators free of blockages, using adjustable thermostats, and purging radiators are small actions that can also contribute significantly to savings on electricity and gas bills.
Achieving an optimal temperature in the home not only improves well-being, but also contributes to reducing environmental impact and energy costs. By implementing these tips, households can enjoy a comfortable and efficient environment, benefiting both their residents and the environment.