Should I keep the heating on all the time?

2014-04-07 We all know that heating our homes is the single biggest source of energy consumption with costs seemingly going up all the time, but amazingly we don’t know how to make the most out of our heating. Simple questions like ‘should I turn my heating on and off’ receive a whole range of response depending on who you speak to. So here is the answer from the cost comparison site USwicth

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If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills you may be wondering if it is more energy-efficient to leave your heating on all the time or to turn it on and off as required. Read on to find out the answer.

When should your heating be on? One key factor that gets people wondering whether or not to have their heating on all the time, is the idea that it will take additional energy to bring your home ‘up to temperature’ when the heating has been switched off.

It’s clear to see the logic behind this. After all, if you spend a lot of time heating up your home what’s the point of letting it cool down again, just to then heat it all up again.

However, if you leave your heating on 24/7, you will typically end up using more fuel in a like-for-like situation. This is because some heat loss will always occur due to the difference between the temperature outside your house and the temperature you are trying to maintain on the inside.

This is why we recommend using our house zoning products - simply visit our Zone Heating section and choose the product that best work for you.