How to save energy when using heaters

Keeping warm when it’s cold doesn’t mean you should have to pay big energy bills. Here are some simple hints and tips from De’Longhi that’ll help you keep costs down.

Select the right heater for your space

Select the appropriate heater for each room by matching the appliance’s wattage output to the size of the room. The room’s design must also be considered as high ceilings, floor and window coverings, together with the size and position of the windows will impact both heating results and energy consumption.

Use the thermostat function

By doing so, the comfort setting is monitored and maintained at the ideal temperature.

Use the 24-hour timer function

The timer will allow you to program your heater’s daily operational times in 15-minute increments, ensuring that the heater is never accidentally left on whilst you are out or asleep. 

Setting the correct temperature

Each degree of heat not only increases energy consumption but can also create an uncomfortable environment. Most people find the ideal winter temperature is 20 to 22 degrees Celsius.

Switching off

Switch off your appliance at the power point when heating is not required.

Assist the circulation of heat

If possible, use a slow-moving ceiling fan in conjunction with your heater. Hot air rises, so a ceiling fan is an ideal way to circulate air throughout the room.

Keeping the heat in

Only heat the rooms that you are using. Close doors and windows to stop cold draughts.

Insulation

If possible, upgrade insulation in your home, particularly in the ceiling where a substantial percentage of heat can escape.

Encourage natural heat

Leave curtains or blinds open during sunlight hours to heat your house naturally, then draw them at dusk to keep the heat in.

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View the full De’Longhi range available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

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