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Heating myths debunked

Published on
March 22, 2024
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At Padly, we're committed to providing hassle-free and seamless boiler installations, helping you keep your home warm without breaking the bank. However, there are numerous myths surrounding household heating that can impact both your comfort and your wallet.

In this blog, our experts debunk five common heating myths to help you make informed decisions about your home's heating system.

5 common heating myths busted:

Myth 1: The ideal room temperature is 21°C

Many believe that setting their thermostat to 21°C is necessary for comfort, but in reality, this temperature is often higher than needed. According to the World Health Organization, a room temperature of 18°C should be sufficient for most people, while The Sleep Charity recommends even lower temperatures of 16°C-18°C, for optimum sleep.

Myth 2: Cranking up the thermostat heats your home faster

Contrary to popular belief, raising the thermostat doesn't speed up heating. Heating systems operate at a constant rate, so increasing the temperature only makes them run longer. This myth wastes energy and doesn't improve comfort. We recommend setting your thermostat to a consistent temperature for efficient heating.

Myth 3: Your heating system doesn't need annual maintenance

Regular maintenance is crucial for keeping your heating system running efficiently. Simple tasks like bleeding radiators can improve energy efficiency, while annual boiler services can prevent costly breakdowns.

Myth 4: Solar panels only work when it's sunny

Contrary to popular belief, solar panels can generate electricity even on cloudy days. While maximum efficiency is achieved in sunny conditions, solar panels continue to produce power in various weather conditions, making them a valuable investment for sustainable energy.

Myth 5: You don't need to update insulation

Insulation plays a significant role in retaining heat within your home. Investing in quality insulation, such as roof and loft insulation, can reduce heat loss and lower energy bills. Additionally, upgrading older insulation to meet current standards ensures optimal efficiency.

Don't let heating myths dictate your home's comfort and energy efficiency. By understanding the truth behind common misconceptions, you can make informed decisions to optimise your heating system. If you're considering a new boiler, Padly is here to help you achieve a cosy and energy efficient home. Get an online personalised quote today to find the perfect match for your home.

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