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Heating without wasting you do in 3 steps
Live Your home in a thorough isolation is a first logical step towards an energy efficient home. That is completely good, you need your spaces as efficiently as possible to heat. You do this in three logical steps, says energy expert Paul De Vylder of ENGIE Electrabel to bouwsite Livios. 1. Bring your gezinscomfort map

Everyone has their own preferences in terms of comfort. Especially if it is about the ideal temperature. But is there such a thing as the perfect room temperature? Per room there are other voorkeurstemperaturen, Paul De Vylder. “For the living room is 20 to 21 degrees, in the bedroom between 17 and 18 degrees. In the bathroom may it be a little warmer. Here we aim usually at 22 degrees.”

“did you Know that your energy bill up to 7% drops as the temperature a degree lower? Of course, this should not be at the expense of your comfort. It is up to the residents to find the right balance.”

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2. Care for a constant temperature

Leave your thermostat set precisely by your installer to be as efficient as possible for temperature to ensure. “By your thermostat at night or when you spend more than two hours out of the house, to reduce it to 16 degrees, you save up to 200 euros per year”, tap the Paul De Vylder. “Leave your thermostat alone if you're only gone for a moment. The restart of a boiler takes the most energy. At a constant temperature will the boiler but occasionally catch on.”

Smart thermostats offer additional savings opportunities. They learn your verwarmingsgewoontes know and vote your energy consumption to allow for this. “Some smart thermostats even have a vacation mode. This resume just their old program when your house, walk into. In addition, you can control everything just with your smartphone.”

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3. Tune your central heating system to suit your needs

A cozy temperature in the house is only part of the story. Even more important: how to heat your home as efficiently as possible and at the same time your energy costs?

- Set your heating on point: the better your home is insulated, the less hard your heater has to work. Let your central heating system is re-set by your installer, so that no unnecessary energy waste. At the same time, you also extend the life of your boiler. In certain cases it is even better to your existing boiler to replace it. Especially if you are not yet a condensing unit in-house.

- you Have the chance, choose for a system at low temperature such as custom radiators or underfloor heating. (Re)view may also be your sources of energy. Keep your heating oil or gas? Or you step on renewable energy (for example heat) or a mix of both? Decide in consultation with an energy or verwarmingsdeskundige.

- Use waste heat: a ventilation system D with heat exchanger to recover the heat from the outgoing air.

- Connect your boiler to an outside sensor. This takes into account the outside temperature and is required for the installation of new condensing boilers.

Caution: also consider the cooling. Especially in a well insulated home with lots of incoming sunlight, this is not a superfluous luxury in the warm months. You can do this in various ways reach: design (for example with a roof overhang), with sun protection or by the use of cooling systems. Read here how you can protect yourself against the biggest names sun's rays.

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