Struggling with theswitching on the heating at home, it is good to remember that with a few simple tricks you can save without sacrificing well-being. The Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development - ENEA - has identified 5 basic rules and some practical advice. Let's start with the advice.
Heating ignition: practical tips to save
There is the central thermostat and there is the chronothermostat or thermostatic valve. The first should be regulated so that the internal temperature never exceeds 20 ° C. The second should be mounted on each radiator. Remember that the installation of thermostatic valves on individual radiators can lead to savings of up to 15% of the cost of methane gas or other fuels.
If you have an independent heating system, remember to turn it off an hour before leaving the house or going to sleep. In this way you will make the most of the heat stored in the walls and avoid entering heat into the empty house or when not needed. Also take care to close the radiator valve in uninhabited rooms.
Avoid covering the radiators with furniture, curtains or coatings because everything between the radiator and the air is a barrier to the spread of heat. Lower the blinds as soon as it gets dark. Use domestic hot water sparingly when taking a bath or shower.
Heating ignition: the basic rules of ENEA
- Maximum temperature of 20 ° C in homes and 18 ° C in industrial buildings. 2 degrees of tolerance are possible, but no more.
- Pay attention to the time slots. It is allowed to turn on the radiators for a total of 10 hours per day, from 5 am to 11 pm, with the possibility of identifying two shifts.
- It has been in force since 15 October 2014 new plant booklet: a real identity card of the heating system that must accompany it from installation to scrapping, reporting all the interventions carried out. The old one must also be attached to the new system booklet, which is made up of cards that can be assembled according to the type of system. All heating systems must be equipped with the new system booklet, but there is no deadline to request it (from the installer or maintenance technician) and the right time could be the first scheduled maintenance.
- Maintenance of the boiler and the heating system must be done by qualified personnel within the deadlines indicated by the installer (if the system is new) or by the maintenance technician (if the system is existing). The maintenance obligation lies with the plant tenant, that is, the owner or tenant of the property.
- The energy efficiency report of the system must be sent to the local authorities required for the planned checks. For power plants between 10 and 100 kW, practically all domestic ones and small condominiums, they must be sent every 2 years if they are powered by solid or liquid fuel. Two years if they run on LPG or methane gas. If the power of the system exceeds 100 kW, the times are half.