Should I leave my heating on all the time?

At times, there can be an overwhelming amount of information online about how we can heat our homes more efficiently and cost-effectively. An age-old debate is whether it is more energy efficient to leave your heating on all the time, or whether you should turn it on and off as and when you need it. So, if you’re wondering if it is cheaper to leave the heating on all the time, we’ve got the answers you need. Keep reading our blog to find out if you should leave your heating on all the time.

Should I leave my heating on all the time?

If you leave your heating on all the time, it is generally clear that you will end up using more fuel. This additional usage occurs as heat is lost due to the difference between the temperature outside your home and the temperature you are trying to maintain inside your home.

So, if you decide to keep your heating on all the time, your heating system will be constantly using energy on a regular basis in order to maintain the inside temperature. 

However, as more heat is lost from your home, more energy will be required, obviously meaning that leaving your heating on all the time will be more expensive.

Is it cheaper to leave the heating on?

Now, the idea that it is cheaper to leave the heating on all day is one that is often believed by many. However, this is actually a myth. Having the heating on only when you require it is, in the long term, the best way to reduce your energy consumption and therefore save money. 

Our top tip for saving energy and money is to use a timer. A timer will allow you to set times to turn your heating on and off at set times at the right temperature. 

It goes without saying that an amount of energy is constantly leaking out of your home. How much you lose often depends on how good your insulation is. If you’re keeping the heating on all day you’re losing energy all day, so it’s better to heat your home only when you need it.

How GTES can help you

Here at Green Team Energy Solutions, we offer a range of services, under the ECO boiler scheme, that can help you with your boiler and energy usage. From internal wall insulation to boiler installation, we can help you reduce your energy consumption and help you save money.

Get in touch with us now and see if you’re eligible for the ECO scheme.