Here - Green Capacity
Here - Green Capacity
10 Energy Saving Advices
1- Lowering of the temperature at night
• Limit the lowering of the temperature at night. If
the temperature is reduced too much, it requires
too much energy to re-heat the rooms again in the
• Some district heating companies bans the use of
lowering of the temperature at night if the outdoor
temperature is below 5oC.
2 - Floor heating
• Find a suitable setting and do not
make further adjustment of the
• It can take up to 12 hours before
the adjustment of the floor heating
3 - Return temperature
• The lower return temperature, the
better you have utilized the energy
(heat) in the district heating water.
• The return pipe from the radiator
should feel cold or hand hot.
4 - Temperature in the home
• 21oC is an ideal sitting room temperature for
• Every extra degree means an extra heat
consumption of about 5 %.
• Always keep the door to a cold room closed.
If the door is open, heat from the other
rooms will draught into the cold room.
• More than 16oC is recommended as
minimum temperature in all rooms.
5 - Radiator
• Use all radiators in the room and
adjust them equal.
• The radiator is operated correct
when it is warm at the top and cold
at the bottom.
• Open the air-valve, if there is a the
sound of running water in the
radiator (air). Keep a rag under the
valve for drop of water.
6 - Thermostat
• Don’t put curtains, furniture's or clothes on
the radiator or the thermostat. There must be
free air round the radiator and the thermostat
is equipped med a sensor which measures the
• Control the temperature in each room be
putting a thermometer on a internal wall 1.5
meters above the floor.
7 - Domestic hot water
• Adjust the temperature for the domestic hot
water to 50-55oC. Above this temperature
level there is a risk for scaling in the domestic
hot water system.
• Take a shower instead of a bath. You easily
use - without problems - up to 145 litres of
water for a bath which should be compared
with only 45 litres of water for a shower.
8 - Indoor climate
• Dry your clothes in the open air or in special
rooms designed for drying clothes.
• Air the room regular by making draught 5-6
min. each time. Close the radiator thermostats
while airing the room.
• Temperatures below 14oC can give humidity
• Never place large vertical surfaces – as
furniture's – close to cold outside wall. It can
cause humidity damages.
9 - Insulation
• Correct insulation of the house, will
reduce the bill for heating.
• Ensure that pipes, outer wall and ceiling
are well insulated.
• By replacing windows choose energy
windows instead of standard doubleglazed windows or double windows.
• Check doors and windows for leaks – use
10 - Reading the heat consumption
• Read your energy meter at least
once a month.
• By doing that you can control
your energy consumption and
discover potential large changes
in the consumption in time.