WARM UP ON PURPOSE
Close interior doors and heat differently in each room. Keep the bathroom the warmest, where around 24 °C is recommended, but this is only enough when showering. 20 °C in the living room, 18 °C in the kitchen (reheated by residual heat from cooking or baking) and around 16 to 18 °C in the bedroom. Around 10 to 15 °C is sufficient in corridors and staircases.
DISCOVER THE RADIATORS
Do not cover the radiators with curtains and certainly not with furniture. This is the only way they can supply all the heat to the room and energy consumption for heating can be reduced by up to 0.20 MWh
INSTALL THE FOIL
Install a special aluminum foil between the radiator and the wall that reflects the heat back into the room. You can save up to 0.20 MWh of energy per year.
SERVICE THE BOILER
A regularly serviced and properly adjusted boiler is up to 20% more efficient and saves up to 100 kWh per year. So you will use so much less fuel at the same resulting temperature of the radiators.
Modern condensing gas boilers are up to 20% more efficient than older types and thus save up to 1.50 MWh per year. A heat pump saves up to 11 MWh per year compared to electric heating. It is also worth buying a fireplace stove for additional heating.
SEAL THE CRACKS
The house loses heat most often through doors (approx. 15%), windows (approx. 10%), walls (approx. 35%), roof (approx. 25%) and during ventilation. Focus on these places as a priority.
In vacuum solar collectors, you can preheat water using the sun’s rays in summer and in winter frosts. And you can use the heat obtained both for tap water and for radiators. You can thus reduce consumption by up to 2.40 MWh per year.
USE THE AUTOMATIC
When no one is home, timers can automatically reduce the temperature in the apartment by a few degrees. In this way, the household saves up to 1 MWh of energy per year.
REDUCE THE TEMPERATURES
Get used to the lower temperature. Slippers and sweatpants instead of bare feet and shorts will save you a lot of money. If you lower the temperature at home by 3 °C, you will save up to 3.90 MWh of energy.
SAVE ON THE PRICE OF ENERGY
It pays to monitor the prices not only of the company from which you purchase energy, but also of the competition and not to be afraid of changes. “For an indefinite period, the notice period is 3 months, for a fixed period it is currently 20 days,” says Lukáš Kaňok, director of the energy section of Kalkulátor.cz.
Fiala: Electricity will not become more expensive. CTK/Blesk
Examples of how energy will become more expensive for the Czechs.
Author: Infographic Blesku