If the apartment is heated incorrectly, much more energy is spent, and, accordingly, money. This article provides tips on how to stay warm and save money during the heating season.
1. Do not cover the battery
Any object can become an obstacle to warm air. Furniture, curtains, appliances. They absorb heat into themselves and prevent hot air from the battery from heating the room. Place furniture and other items in your home away from the heater.
2. Do not set 0 on the thermostat
Do not set the thermostat temperature to 0 when there is no one in the house. During this time, rooms can cool down and have to be warmed up again. Which will require a lot of resources.
3. Do not set the maximum temperature when heating the room from scratch
The opinion that the maximum temperature on the thermostat will warm up the room faster from zero is erroneous.
There is a great desire to immediately unscrew the thermostat to the maximum, but you should not do this. The battery does not heat up faster, if it is at the maximum, everything will warm up gradually.
4. Do not put the maximum value on the thermostat
Of course, you should not sit in the cold, but the temperature in the room will not be much lower if 4 is set on the thermostat, and not 5. But the difference in the amount of money paid for a communal apartment will be significant.
5. Don’t forget to ventilate the room
Ventilate the apartment daily. The rooms will cool slightly and the air will become fresher. It is worth noting that it is best to ventilate with the windows wide open in the morning, then not only the temperature will drop, but air circulation in the room will also occur.
6. Avoid using batteries as dryers
Of course the laundry dries faster on the battery. But this has its own characteristic disadvantages. A significant part of the heat accumulates under wet clothes, thus not getting into the room and not warming it up. Also, wet laundry increases the humidity in the room, which can lead to mold growth.