Combi Boilers Ideal Temperature for Central Heating

21/01/2024

As we find ourselves in the midst of winter, with cooler temperatures and shorter days, it's essential for UK homeowners to ensure their boilers are in optimal condition to face the chilly weather ahead. Scheduling a service now will guarantee readiness for the remaining winter months.

So, you've had your annual boiler service, and your plumbing is in excellent condition for winter. However, using your central heating efficiently is equally important. Have you ever wondered, 'what temperature should my combi boiler be set at for central heating?' If so, you're not alone.

When it comes to heating controls, many people simply switch it on without much thought. Unfortunately, this approach leads to unnecessary expenses and inefficient boiler usage. What is the ideal temperature for central heating? Let's explore.

The optimal room temperature

At Kesselmann, we recommend setting your room thermostat between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius to maximise your boiler's performance. Studies show this temperature range is the most comfortable for the majority of surveyed individuals. For older or less mobile people, a temperature between 22 and 23 degrees is more suitable.

Some believe turning up the thermostat will quickly heat the house, but this method is inefficient, wasting energy and money. Learn more about enhancing your boiler's efficiency here.

Understanding your boiler controls

Correctly using your boiler controls can save you money and create a more comfortable living space. Identify the two dials and the digital display on your combi boiler's front. These control the output temperature for radiators and hot water. For optimal efficiency, set your radiator dial to 75 degrees and your hot water to 60 degrees.

After achieving the optimal temperature, set the timer for when you need heating the most. With a combi boiler, hot water is on demand, triggered when you open a hot water tap, eliminating the need for a timer.

For central heating, set the timer based on when you are at home most. For many, heating 30 minutes before waking up and returning from work is convenient. Adjust the heating system manually for an extra boost during particularly cold periods.

Different rooms, different temperatures

Most modern radiators have thermostatic radiator valves, allowing you to regulate room temperatures. Set the living room radiators to three or four and bedroom radiators to two for maximum efficiency.

Avoid turning off radiators in unused rooms; instead, lower the thermostatic valve to prevent mould and damp issues.

Kesselmann: Warming homes across the UK

We assisted UK homeowners with heating needs and improving their energy efficiency. We offer new boiler replacements, boiler repairs, annual servicing and a range of affordable boiler cover plans. Our 'A' rated energy-efficient boilers are competitively priced.

Contact Kesselmann today at 01482 770650 or online to learn more about our products and services.


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