There’s been a great deal of conflicting advice about whether to leave your heating running at all times at a lower temperature or whether to simply turn it on when you feel cold. Essentially, your home is always going to be losing heat in some way or another, so there is some credence in ensuring your heating counteracts that. The reality, however, is that this method of heating your home is actually surprisingly inefficient. The constant offset between heat generated and lost in your home results in less efficient heating when you actually need it.


We recommend simply turning your heating on when your home feels cold, as you’ll only be using energy when required, saving you money and energy long-term. This will also reduce the overall wear and tear on your boiler and ensure consistent operation. Furthermore, you won’t be wasting energy when you don’t need heating – when you’re sleeping or out of the house, for example.


For the best results, use a smart control or thermostat

One of the best ways to keep your home at just the right temperature and automate turning your boiler on and off is to install a smart control. They can be retrofitted to your existing boiler and it ensures you only use exactly the right amount of energy your home needs, only switching on to heat your home when the temperature drops below a certain threshold.


A smart control also means you can control your heating remotely – so if you’re late home, you can delay the heating coming on. After all, there’s no point wasting energy and money heating an empty home.