With the temperature in every Australian city expected to dip into single digits at night this winter, now is the time to get your house organised to combat heat loss and consequent bill shock.
While heating the home is the most effective way to keep warm this winter, you cannot ignore other easy decorative and structural methods to keep the heat in the home so you are not using energy unnecessarily.
You can save as much as 10 per cent heat loss by having lined drapes over windows, particularly window dressings that extend to the floor. Additionally, double glazing windows, insulating walls and ceilings, as well as carpeting floors will keep your home warmer during winter, but cooler during the scorching summer months.
We also suggest sealing any cracks and gaps in windows and doors, and blocking unnecessary vents which can leak in substantial volumes of cold air.
Other tips are to install a reversible ceiling fan which gently pushes the heat back down into the room where you need it, and switching off the heater when leaving the home to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
If you want your home to be warm by the time you come home from a day out, look for models with intelligent timers that switch on and off only as required.
If a heating appliance is to be purchased ahead of winter, energy labels need to be considered – the more stars it has, the less energy it uses making it cheaper to run.
Always use the correct sized heater for the space you’re heating – over heating wastes energy, while small heaters on a maximum setting will struggle to heat the space.
Rinnai’s Sapphire, Symmetry and award winning 752 Gas Log Flame Fires, as well as Rinnai’s Energysaver® gas heaters are the most cost effective models for heating any sized area, possessing impressive 4+ star energy ratings, intelligent timers, and using gas, one of the cleanest energy sources.
By following these simple tips and trick, your heater will be more economically run during winter.
Check out Rinnai’s online heater selector to find the right heater to suit your needs or the new Rinnai “Fire” app available on iTunes or Google Play to help you select the right gas log flame fire for your home.