The current energy crisis and the associated increase in tariffs compel us to pay much more attention to our gas consumption. Particularly during the colder months, heavy heating usage can strain our finances. However, there are strategies to make the most of your pellet boiler and save on energy costs without sacrificing thermal comfort at home.
Choose the Right Pellet Boiler
First and foremost, it’s important to select a high-quality pellet stove. Condensing boilers are often the best choice in terms of energy and cost savings, in addition to being environmentally friendly. These devices recover heat from exhaust fumes and use it to heat the water in the system, reducing gas consumption.
Keep the Boiler Always On
Turning off the boiler can lead to increased consumption because when it’s reignited, the boiler requires time (about 2-3 hours) to reach the desired temperature again. Keeping the boiler on all the time helps maintain a constant temperature in the house and reduces pellet consumption. Even during the night, leaving it on at minimum power is a wise choice, so the house is already warm in the morning.
Set a Constant Temperature
To maintain a comfortable climate, it’s generally recommended to set the boiler temperature between 18 and 20°C. It’s advisable to avoid excessively raising the temperature, as each additional degree is estimated to increase gas consumption by 4%.
Use Thermostatic Valves
Thermostatic valves allow you to regulate the flow of hot water in radiators. Replacing old valves with more efficient models can contribute to a reduction in the total pellet consumption of up to 15%. Furthermore, the proper use of these valves can lead to a savings on your bill ranging from 15% to 30%.
Utilize a Thermostat
The use of a thermostat or a programmable thermostat is a mandatory practice in compliance with current legislation, as it allows not only the setting of the desired temperature inside your home but also the highly efficient management of the boiler. Modern thermostats offer the ability to customize temperatures in different rooms, thus ensuring advanced energy-saving optimization. This tool not only enhances thermal comfort but also represents a modern and eco-friendly solution to maintain adequate climate control throughout the house, reducing energy consumption and improving overall home well-being.
Loss In addition to properly adjusting the boiler and temperature, it’s crucial to prevent heat loss through uninsulated windows or doors. Installing energy-efficient windows and doors that prevent heat loss can make a significant contribution to your overall energy savings.