Can Lowering Your Thermostat Really Cut Your Energy Bills? Unveiling the Facts!
From shorter showers to adding layers, we’ve all heard tips on how to trim energy bills. With costs looming, finding ways to cut consumption without sacrificing comfort is key. Today, we’re tackling the burning question: Does lowering your thermostat make a significant dent in your energy bills?
In a nutshell – yes, it does! We’ll delve into the ins and outs, addressing the hows, the whys, and the crucial question of how much you stand to save.
Cold Hard Facts about Thermostat Settings
Your thermostat should hover around the lowest comfortable temperature, typically between 18°C and 23°C for healthy adults.
How Does Lowering the Thermostat Save Money?
Lowering the thermostat reduces the energy output needed to reach your desired temperature. Less energy used means lower bills, creating a neat saving when those monthly bills arrive.
How Much Could You Save?
According to the Energy Saving Trust, lowering your thermostat by just one degree can slash bills by around £145 annually (4-5%). Adjustments based on house size, insulation, and energy usage vary, but each degree lower can save you a significant amount of money each year.
Will You Feel the Chill?
Worried about the temperature drop? Fear not! Extra layers, cosy jumpers, and blankets can compensate for the lower thermostat setting. If your household includes the very young, infirm, or elderly, consider alternative ways to cut energy use while prioritising warmth.
The best way is to try it. Reduce your thermostat one degree at a time, until you find your lowest temperature while still being comfortable.
Drawbacks of Centralised Thermostats
While lowering the thermostat is an easy saving, centralised thermostats come with drawbacks:
- Rooms are often heated unnecessarily.
- Technical issues can disrupt the entire system.
- Lack of portability limits control options.
Enter the Modern Solution: Electric Heating
Decentralised systems, like electric heaters, offer a more personalised solution with much greater control:
- Zoned heating for room-specific requirements and only heat the rooms you’re using.
- Smart control via WiFi for easy adjustments.
- Precise temperature control with built-in thermostats.
- Modular system minimises the impact of issues.
Rethink Your Heating With Electric
Whether lowering the thermostat or embracing electric heating, a personalised approach leads to personalised savings. Explore our range and discover the benefits of electric heating. For more information, reach out to our friendly advisors.