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Energy-saving tip: set the heating flow temperature correctly

2022-10-05T08:50:17.427Z

Save energy costs: How to optimize your heating - What landlords and consumers should know Created: 10/05/2022 10:41 am By: Stella Henrich If you still want to curb your energy costs, you should optimize your heating. Those attitudes are now paying off for consumers. Düsseldorf – It's like using a smartphone. Many heating systems are also still running in the factory settings . Unfortunately,



Save energy costs: How to optimize your heating - What landlords and consumers should know

Created: 10/05/2022 10:41 am

By: Stella Henrich

If you still want to curb your energy costs, you should optimize your heating.

Those attitudes are now paying off for consumers.

Düsseldorf – It's like using a smartphone.

Many heating systems are also still running in the

factory settings

.

Unfortunately, this is not always optimal.

Anyone who has an installer in the house or can quickly get an appointment with a craftsman should have the

flow temperature checked

, reports

dpa.

It is often worth lowering the temperature.

Because in most houses it is set much too high, as a heating engineer from Munich reports on

Merkur.de

.

What is the flow temperature?

The heated water that is pumped into the radiators in the living rooms or into the underfloor heating is often referred to by craftsmen as the

flow

.

The temperature of the flow

is controlled

via the so-called heating curve.

The principle behind it is easy to understand: The heating curve is what tells the boiler: Watch out, I'm measuring an outside temperature of minus ten degrees with my sensor outdoors, so I have to regulate the flow temperature to the heating surfaces upwards accordingly.

Basically, the flow temperature has nothing to do with the room temperature.

She is much higher.

It is the temperature that the water in the heating system has before it is pumped to the radiators.

Some heat is lost through the pipes on the way to the radiators.

Optimally, according to the

NRW consumer

advice center, enough heat arrives at the radiator so that the rooms get really warm at the highest thermostat level - i.e. around 28 degrees at level five on the mechanical thermostat.

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Energy costs down: The lower the flow temperature, the cheaper

If the flow temperature is too high, rooms will not overheat.

Because here the thermostat of the heating intervenes to regulate.

But the consumer uses energy in the system unnecessarily.

The following therefore applies:

 the lower the flow temperature, the lower the energy costs consumers have to pay for it.

In addition, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania consumer

advice center advises

temporarily reducing the flow temperature of the heating system at night or during longer absences during the day, or turning off the boiler altogether.

This can be regulated with a timer on the system.

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In addition, landlords should regulate the so-called

heating limit temperature

: It determines the outside temperature at which the heating starts.

In this way, consumers can still save heating energy and costs in the current energy crisis, consumer advocates advise, even on a nice, warm autumn day.

dpa

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Source: merkur

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