• Do not cover radiators.
  • Do not hang curtains in front of radiators.
  • Install reflective panels behind the radiators to prevent heat loss.
  • Insulate the pipes in rooms that are not heated (cellars and lofts).
  • Install loft insulation & double glazing.
  • Use draught excluders where necessary.
  • Upgrade any older boiler external controls.
  • Turn down room thermostats by 1°.
  • Turn off radiators in rooms not in use.
  • Do not run hot (or cold) water pointlessly.
  • Fit a water-saving shower head to save up to 40 % energy.
  • Take showers rather than baths. A bath consumes twice as much water and energy.

Various models of room thermostat are available. The thermostat type and setting affect the total energy consumption. A few tips:

  • A modulating thermostat in combination with thermostatic radiator valves saves energy and offers considerable comfort. This combination gives you flexibility with the temperatures.
  • Do not fit thermostatic radiator valves in the room in which the room thermostat is installed.
  • Completely closing and opening thermostatic valve radiators causes undesirable temperature fluctuations.
  • Open and close thermostatic valves in small steps.
  • Lower the thermostat to around 18°C. This reduces heating costs and energy consumption.
  • Lower the room thermostat temperature temporarily if opening windows to air the rooms.
  • When setting an hourly programmable thermostat, consider days when you are absent or on holiday. Electricity production and energy savings reach their optimum level with a programmed and activated timerprogramme.