The transitional period is also becoming increasingly uncontrollable and changeable in our European latitudes. Sometimes it's very cold all of a sudden, sometimes the temperatures rise again - it's so difficult, especially for classic convection heaters, to work cost-efficiently because they have long heating-up times. That's why we're going to show you today how you can save a lot of money with little tricks in the transitional period.
You can save on heating costs in these rooms thanks to the lower temperatures
We humans do not have the same need for warmth in all rooms - in some it can also be a bit colder, at least that's what the experts say. However, many house and apartment owners make the mistake of setting a uniform temperature for the entire building - an approach that can cost you a lot of money, especially when there are temperature fluctuations .
Important: if you reduce the room temperature by one degree, you already save around six percent on heating costs. If you only do this in isolated rooms, you must scale it down accordingly.
You certainly have rooms in your house that you don't use often or even not at all. Regardless of whether it is a completely unused floor or just individual rooms, there is enormous savings potential here. The recommended room temperature for inhabited rooms in Germany is 20-22 degrees Celsius. It's a bit more for the bathroom, where 24 degrees is much more comfortable for many people.
In an unused room, you can go well below these specifications without risk. Turn the temperature down by about three to four degrees if the room is only used occasionally. If the worst comes to the worst, it can still be warmed up quickly and you still save some on heating costs. In rooms that you do not use at all, you can also lower the temperature below 14 degrees, but then you should take measures to prevent moisture and mold.
Infrared heating can help here, but a fan heater is also suitable. It can help you save on heating costs in the transitional period without risking any damage to your health.
Would you like to find out more about the perfect room temperature and various energy-saving measures ? Then take a look at the Kältebringer website under the Advice menu item, you're sure to find what you're looking for here!
Airing & Co. – These tips also help to save on heating costs in the transitional period
There are various ways you can save a lot on heating costs in the transitional period . In this section, we look at some tips that anyone can incorporate into their everyday life and without much financial investment :
- Ventilate a little longer than usual during the transitional period, because the warmer outside air can no longer absorb as much moisture as when the temperatures are very cold. However, it is important that this humidity disappears, especially in bedrooms, the kitchen and the bathroom, which is why we recommend 10-15 minutes per ventilation process (instead of the usual 5)
- A permanently tilted window or constant ventilation make no sense in the transitional period and do not contribute to an exchange of air. On the contrary, it wastes a lot of energy and does not contribute to saving heating costs in the transitional period. This allows cool air to get into the soffits of the windows and increases the risk of mold and moisture
- The humidity in your home should be between 40 and 60 percent. When cold outside air comes in, the humidity drops. With a hygrometer you can monitor them cheaply and permanently
- If you do not heat rooms in your home, you should always keep the doors to them closed. However, make sure to air them from time to time, otherwise the risk of mold increases. It may even be advisable to subsequently insulate various doors. The thermostats in these rooms should always be set to “frost protection”, which is usually marked with a small snowflake
- Roller shutter boxes and door gaps are usually places where cold can get into the house. Check this with a thermal imaging camera and insulate sensitive areas if possible
- Closed curtains and shutters keep the heat in the house at night. There are also special products that block out the sun in the summer and keep the heat in the building in the winter
Save heating costs with a heat pump in the transitional period
First, a brief explanation of why convection heating quickly becomes a problem in the transitional period. If it gets very cold overnight in spring, your heating has to start up quickly - there is no "soft" transition and the system has to heat up. This heating-up phase consumes the most energy and costs you so much money. If this phenomenon is repeated more often, the financial burden also increases.
With a heat pump you can compensate for these heat gaps and save high heating costs in the transitional period. But how does such a heat pump, for example from Kältebringer, actually work?
The heat pump uses ambient heat to direct it into the house. At Kältebringer, the heat pump is installed in every air conditioning system and can be easily controlled via an app or remote control. It gives off the heat directly to the indoor air and can be easily installed on the wall.
With the heat pump, you ensure that your permanently installed heating system can slowly adapt to a change in temperature. It kicks in when it suddenly gets colder outside or when you turn on the device. Once the desired room temperature has been reached, the heating switches off automatically and maintains the climate.
Heat pumps not only help to save heating costs in the transitional period, they also have many other advantages. With the heat pump, you can easily regulate the humidity at the push of a button and thus prevent respiratory diseases, for example. In addition, the system filters pollutants such as pollen or nicotine from the air and ensures a healthy indoor climate.
Would you like to find out more about the heat pump from Kältebringer ? Then take a look at our homepage, here you will find numerous detailed product pages and descriptions!
With small tips and changes in your home, you can save large sums of money over the years. After just a few years, the investment in an air conditioning system with a heat pump has paid for itself and you can always keep a cool head, even in summer.