Heating: the 7 things to do before turning it back on


After a long wait, the temperatures are finally dropping, and the time to turn on the heating is (very) fast approaching, even if many French people are probably delaying this moment as much as possible…

Before starting, it is good to learn about the approach to adopt. Indeed, as counter-intuitive as it may seem, turning the heating back on does not stop at simply turning on the radiator head. There are a few mandatory steps you must go through before heating your home for the first time of the year, to avoid energy loss, and subsequently reduce your bill.

Beyond these mandatory steps, it may be a good idea to follow some very simple tips to apply in order to extend the life of your heating system or simply to optimize its performance.

The timing of the first relighting of the radiators is a thorny subject… Several factors must be taken into account in this process. The outside temperatures are obviously the first element to take into consideration. The mild weather last October allowed us to delay the fateful moment…

Moreover, the perception of cold is a very subjective thing. If you are rather chilly but you are afraid for your bills, try to overcome the feeling of cold in various ways before resorting to your radiators. On the contrary, if your home is home to a newborn, it is imperative not to be stingy in terms of heating.

Find below 7 things to think about before turning on your heating system again this winter, when you decide to take the plunge, according to La Dépêche.