Heating devours the bill: what to do now

Heating devours the bill: what to do now
Heating devours the bill: what to do now

The rise in the costs of raw material it will initially lead to a sting on taxpayers’ bills, both for gas and electricity.

With the approach of the colder months, it is obvious that the first concern of Italians, in view of what has been announced, is that of having to face unsustainable costs for the necessary heating of their homes. The increases, according to forecasts, could reach up to 30% -40% starting from the first day of October.

An initial barrier to the problem is represented by the social bonus, which also provides bill discounts for those families living in conditions of economic hardship, and Arera has announced cuts in their bills for taxpayers most in difficulty.

As regards the heating of one’s home, according to Trend-online it is important to know one’s own climatic zone of reference: there are 6 those in which the Italian territory is divided, each of which marked by a specific switch-on date and a switch-off date of the systems . For some, the start is already scheduled for October, for others it can be as late as December, but there are also cases in which no time limits are established. If you have a warm up autonomous, of course, the advice to save provided by the portal is to limit its use to times of need. Another suggestion is to carry out constant maintenance, which is essential not only for your own safety but also to avoid dispersion or waste. Even the fixtures are decisive: the older ones do not guarantee perfect thermal insulation, allowing the exchange between internal heat and external cold and consequently increasing consumption for space heating.

The trick, also validated by Aeneas, of inserting a panel in tinfoil in the space between the wall and the radiator: the heat will not be unnecessarily dispersed in the walls but will spread throughout the room. The reflective surfaces can also shield heat loss to the fixtures. The installation of thermostatic valves and the good habit of not placing furniture or objects in the immediate vicinity of radiators can be additional tips for optimizing the heating of a home.

At the basis of saving in bills, of course, there is also a careful choice of the electricity supplier: there are numerous offers on the market, and choosing the most convenient or the one that best suits your consumption needs is not always easy. Once this step has been carried out, the only and obvious way to save is to use ed lights home appliances in case of necessity. Planning the purchase of the most recent low-consumption ones remains a good long-term investment, capable of limiting the damage of the surge in bills. The last suggestion is to also turn off the low consumption lights, when possible, by directly disconnecting the power cable.

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