Will it cost more to increase the degrees of heat on my central heating please ? THANKYOU
Best answer by G4RHL
If you dig around on the internet you will find some sites that tell you if you reduce your temperature by 1C your running costs (gas) drop by 10%. I am not sure but believe the starting point for this concept is 21C. Remember that if you drop 2C it is not a 20% drop but will be somewhere between that an 10%.
Generally we have all got used to having homes at higher temperatures. Many like it at 23c yet a few decades ago 18C was accepted. Some will remember the era when central heating was a luxury. As mentioned already jumpers were worn. Today many of us don’t. We have turned the temperature up.
However, there is a very useful document found on this site:
Yes, it was prepared in 2012 but a lot of the information is relevant today