Save up to £49 a year by lowering your thermostatic radiator valves to the midway point
With everyone thinking more about energy at the moment, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help save energy around the home. This tip is about how lowering the setting on your thermostatic radiator valves could save you £49 a year.
Check your current settings
See what your thermostatic radiator valves are currently set to. Most people have theirs either fully on, or fully off, so set it to the halfway point depending on the scale they use.
Adjust TRVs outside your living rooms
Try turning down the TRVs in your ‘non-living’ rooms such as bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways to the midway point.
Get the temperature right
You can adjust the TRVs to find the right temperature for you. Too cold? Try turning them up a bit. Too hot? Try adjusting down.
What is the best temperature for radiators?
The general advice from the World Health Organisation is to keep homes between 18-21°C. In their Cold Weather Plan for England, the UK Government’s Health Security Agency advises homes should be heated to at least 18°C
Please note that if you have members of your household who are considered vulnerable, for example, elderly people, children, or those with chronic illnesses, you should be particularly careful about making changes in the home which could reduce temperature.
Is there help and advice for those worried about the rising costs of energy?
If you are worried about the rising cost of energy and being able to pay your energy bills, we have information on the support and help which may be available.
Find out more about the support available from the government including energy saving tips at the ‘Help for Households’ website.
Our energy saving tips are courtesy of Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home. Please visit our trusted partners pages for more information on how to safely implement these tips within your home - Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
Eligibility may vary. Consumer action required. Maximum savings based on readjusting thermostatic radiator valves down by 1.5°C and savings based on a three-bedroom, semi-detached, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, paying 6.9p/kWh for gas and 27.4p/kWh for electricity and correct as of January 2024. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only.