5 tricks to save on heating this winter without spending a lot of money
save on heating It has become a maximum in millions of homes in Spain, especially in the face of the drop in temperature typical of the coming autumn and winter months. And it is not surprising with the electricity bill and of gas fired day after day. So much so that the Government of Pedro Sánchez has got down to work with a series of measures to lower the cost of electricity, as in the case of the new electricity social bond, within the ‘More Energy Security Plan’, which will go from the current 60% to 65% in vulnerable consumers, and from 70% to 80% for those in a situation of severe vulnerability. Up to 1.5 million potential customers are expected to benefit.
On the other hand, the Executive has also launched the Term Social Bonusto compensate the thermal expenses caused to the most vulnerable consumers by the use of heating and hot water or cookingwhich is regulated in the art. 5 of Royal Decree-Law 15/2018, of October 5.
Likewise, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, led by Minister Teresa Ribera, announced a new regulated rate to alleviate the cost of filling the natural gas boilers for neighborhood communities, in addition to increasing the electricity social bonus up to a 40% discount. The standard includes Last Resort Rate (TUR) which, according to the data considered by the third vice-president of the Government, will allow reduce the cost of gas consumption by up to 50%. Precisely in this sense, it should be underlined that there are only four marketers offered by the TUR, since it belongs to the regulated gas market and its price is established in the BOE:
- Energy XXI TUR Endesa
- Naturgy Gas & Power TUR
- TUR TotalEnergies
- TUR Iberdrola
The best tips to save on heating
Not many people know about the existence of thermos accumulatorswhich heat up when plugged into the mains, has an important peculiarity: charges in 3 minutes and heats 2 hours, as if it were a bag of water. Another of its great advantages is that it has no switch, therefore, when the pilot goes out it is unplugged and starts to get hotter and hotter. However, it is vitally important to know that the battery should not be placed directly on the skin, as it can cause burns. Therefore, in any case, it is advisable to maintain a certain safety distance.
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Seeing is believing. Another alternative that is becoming more and more common is to bet on the self-consumption. Now how? The answer is very simple: by installing solar panels, like the ones you can buy on Amazon, with the great advantage that we can install it ourselveswithout having to call a specialist. On the other hand, to say that photovoltaic self-consumption consists of taking advantage of the energy generated by the installation of panels for our own consumption, thus ceasing to buy energy from the network from the electricity company.
Turn off the gas when not in use
One of the million questions among consumers has to do with the fact of finding out if it is cheaper to turn on the heating or leave it on at minimum. Well, the answer is that when we leave it on all day, a constant and pleasant room temperature is achieved. However, the unseen part is that heat escapes through cracks in windows or doors. This means that the heating system must work continuously, so it makes an extra effort to maintain the degrees continuously.
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