Is It Cheaper to Leave the Heating on Low All Day or Turn It on Only When I Need It?

We British are accustomed to long, bitter winters and expensive heating costs. As the weather turns cooler, many of us start to wonder how we can keep our houses warm without breaking the bank, especially in light of the UK’s energy crisis. People often argue about whether it’s cheaper to keep your central heating on low all the time or better to only use it when you need it. So, what should we do?

The truth is that when your central heating is on all the time, even when it’s on low, it’s going to cost you more overall than if you were to turn it on and off as needed. This second option is cheaper, and it uses less energy because you only turn on your central heating when you need to. When you want to make your home warmer, it will also warm up much faster.

However, to save the most on cost, the best thing to do is to have an efficient gas boiler to begin with. The more efficient your boiler is, the less wear and tear turning it on and off will do, and the faster it will heat your home, which is where the real cost savings come in.

Make sure you have your boiler serviced once a year to keep it in the best condition. Once it starts to fail more often, your best course of action will be to install a new, more energy-efficient model. Contact us today to find out more about these options and to book an appointment.