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How to save gas: the complete guide that will allow you to lower gas consumption in the kitchen and on heating. Here's how to cut the consumption of radiators and boilers.

In this article we will talk, at 360 °, ofgas savings. We will do this by analyzing all the strategies at our disposal. We will start from the most difficult theme, that ofgas saving on heating. Heating, in fact, when it comes to domestic energy balance, represents the most substantial economic commitment!

How to lower your gas bill

There gas bill it has a rather significant impact on the family budget, especially in winter, when we abuseofboileris radiators. Do not worry, today we will seehow to save on your gas billcutting consumption and above all waste.

Compared to the electricity service, where there are time slots that allow you to save on the electricity bill, with consumption of gas there are no more advantageous time slots, the only comparison we can make with electricity services is to evaluate whether to stay in the protected market or enter the free market. Like the electricity service, even when it comes to operators that supply gas, it is possible to extricate yourself and choose between the offers of Eni Gas, or those of Sorgenia, Edison, there are also local operators, smaller but who can still make good offers . The first suggestion consists of a speculation: do a market survey and choose the most convenient offer. This is the first suggestion but it is not the only one. Below we illustrate how to save gas following some tricks to be implemented every day.

Gas consumption in the house

Gas consumption it is determined by domestic uses, by the home heating system and by the production of domestic hot water. The gas consumption, even if to a lesser extent, it is also linked to the habits adopted in the kitchen.

According to reliable sources, it is possible to estimate an annual consumption of over 100 cubic meters of gas for cooking food alone. THE gas consumptionhigher depend on domestic heating and domestic hot water production. A boiler, for water heating, as well as one gas water heater they see an average consumption of 250 cubic meters of gas per year.

As stated, i gas consumptionhigher are related to the use of the heating system, the total consumption of gas to power radiatorsit reaches just under 2000 cubic meters per year. It is clear that forsave on your gas billthe most immediate action to take is to make domestic heating more efficient. Actions that aim to save gas in the kitchen will bring limited economic benefits.

How to save gas on heating

  1. For save gas on heatingwinter and on the activity ofradiators, adjust the boiler thermostat by setting a temperature suitable for climatic needs.
  2. Even the thermostat of the radiators can make a difference. A rational estimate states that good domestic comfort can be reached at a temperature that is around 18 - 19 ° C.
  3. Turn off the heaters when you decide to go to bed. During sleep, our body progressively lowers the temperature so sleeping with a lower temperature is not only economical, but also good for health.
  4. For immediate savings, reduce the temperature in the rooms you are not using by at least one ° C. With a temperature reduction of just one ° C, you will be able to conquer a savings with a reduction of gas billabout 6%.
  5. Make sure that i radiators they are not covered by curtains, upholstery or worse, radiator covers.
  6. At the time of installation, avoid placing radiators under the windows.
  7. If you don't want to activate all the radiators, activate those located in the most strategic places in the house.
  8. Maintain the right degree of humidity in the house. Humidity modifies - even by a lot - the temperature perceived by the inhabitants. Radiators tend to dry out the domestic air. Too dry air is bad for your health, while the right humidity is also useful for making you warmer ...!
  9. Installed thermostatic valves on each radiator in order to regulate the temperature of each individual radiator.
  10. Remember to do periodic maintenance on the boiler, only mandatory maintenance is not enough. Make sure the boilercan always work at its maximum efficiency.
  11. In case of replacement of the boiler, opt for a high-yield one. Even if it costs more, the expense will be amortized in a short time and you can also get a tax deduction for the most efficient models. When replacing the boiler, also consider the incentives linked to the thermal account.
  12. Put double glazing on the windows.
  13. Eliminate drafts and any source of heat loss.
  14. In the event of a room renovation, mount cork panels or plasterboard or polystyrene to the walls. Insulation is the number one ally when you wantsave on gas heating.

If at home you havedamp walls or in any case you want to maximize the efficiency of yoursgas radiators, there is a small do-it-yourself intervention that can be right for you.

For this DIY, all you have to do is install heat-reflecting panels behind the radiators. Thistrickwill help yousave gas on radiatorsmaking the heat produced more efficient. The radiators radiate heat both from the front and from the back. The heat spread behind is almost wasted, especially when it comes to perimeter walls or near windows.

Among the various reflective panels, I point out thoseRadflex, they are installed by gluing, they can be easily removed and they do their job well. These heat reflective panels are easily found on the market, in plumbing and plumbing shops or do it yourself. On Amazon, they can be bought at a price of 26.51 euros with free shipping costs. From personal experience I point out that these "seasonal" products (which are only served in winter) have a price that can fluctuate a lot during the year! The cost specified is for the pack of three.

For every information:Radflex, heat reflective panels.

We have reported these reflective panels because for do-it-yourself installation it is not necessary to disassemble the radiators, however feel free to choose the model you prefer.

How to save gas in the kitchen

  • Prefer pots and pans sized in proportion to the diameter of the hob plate
  • While cooking, cover the pots and pans with the lid.
  • Turn off the heat, a little before the end of cooking, in order to take advantage of the residual heat.

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