Top Tips to keep your home heating efficient during the Winter months

As Winter approaches and we begin to use our home heating systems more regularly, it is important to know how to heat your home efficiently during the colder, winter months. Here are some of our top tips on how to heat your home efficiently:

Replace your inefficient boiler  

If you have a boiler that is more than 10 years old, then you should consider replacing it with a more efficient condensing boiler such as the biofuel compatible Grant Vortex. The Grant Vortex condensing boiler range comprises of the most efficient and reliable boilers on the market. The Grant Vortex condensing boilers have been designed to help improve your home’s energy efficiency. This is done by converting water vapour condensation into heat; condensing oil boilers can recover some of the lost heat from waste gases. In addition, Grant Vortex boilers are biofuel compatible which is made from organic matter and waste materials and can eliminate over 80% of net carbon dioxide emissions compared to traditional fossil fuels. Older Grant condensing boilers can also be adapted to be biofuel compatible, with these modifications being carried out by a service engineer.   


Installing Smart Heating Controls helps to improve home heating efficiency  

Installing smart heating controls to your home heating system can help you control the amount of energy your home is using during the winter months. If you do not have heating controls, you may find you are incurring unnecessary energy wastage and you have higher heating bills. This is due to the lack of control you have over the amount of heat you are using to heat your home and your hot water. Having the ability to control a heating system from any location is vital in maximising a property’s energy efficiency. Grant supplies the necessary controls to operate Grant Uflex underfloor heating and Grant Afinia radiators as efficiently as possible with the touch of a button.  


Remember to turn off appliances, even when they are on ‘Standby’ mode 

Although this may seem obvious, it is often forgotten. You can quickly and easily reduce the amount of energy you use by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode. Almost all electrical and electronic appliances can be turned off at the plug without interfering with their settings, which can help you save money on your winter bills.  


Consider installing an air source heat pump as your main heat source 

Air source heat pumps are rising in popularity throughout Ireland and the UK, providing an alternative, sustainable home heating solution.  Unlike some conventional heating systems, the Grant Aerona³ R32 air to water air source heat pump remains exceptionally efficient even during winter months, keeping homes warm when it is needed most. Air source heat pumps absorb the heat from the outside air to heat both the home and hot water, even when the air temperature reaches up to -15oC.  The Grant Aerona³ R32 air to water air source heat pump is also helping homeowners to save money on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint.  


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