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Heating experts explain why you should never turn your boiler off at night

Heating experts explain why you should never turn your boiler off at night

With energy prices soaring, we're all trying to reduce our domestic bills where we can.

However, there's one ostensibly harmless cost-cutting measure that could set you back hundreds of euros.

British heating experts Boiler Central have warned people against completely switching off their gas boilers at night.

They say "if the boiler is turned off and you have forgotten to turn it back on, some can be temperamental" and in turn require a serviceperson callout if it breaks down.

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In essence, the experts at Boiler Central claim that if the boiler is turned off and you have forgotten to turn it back on, the smaller amount of money you'll save by completely shutting down your boiler at night is outweighed by the increased risk of a costly call-out fee and parts bill.

We get it β€” with Bord GΓ‘is announcing price hikes in the region of 39% and FloGas by 23% it is tempting to completely turn off your boiler, however, a simple and safe measure like turning down your thermostat by one degree can save a household up to €100 over the course of one year.

To ensure your boiler runs smoothly across the winter, the experts at Boiler Central say people should carefully adjust their thermostat's temperature settings on a regular basis, select the boiler run times on the thermostat panel, and get their boiler serviced by a qualified technician before the winter rolls in each year.

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