Heating water is easy when a quality boiler is doing all of the work. Some boilers can be set to a timer, heating water up at specific parts of the day. Do this if the house is empty for several hours. However, if there is someone at home for most of the day, choose a setting on the boiler which constantly keeps the water hot.
Some rooms, like the bedroom, do not need hot water at all, whilst others must have a constant supply.
The Kitchen Needs A Constant Supply
Several appliances in the kitchen are in need of water at a moment’s notice. Dishwashing machines have to have heated water, which is also used to wash dishes manually. Hot water has to be used for cooking as well.
- When buying an electric water heating system, remember that a boiler has to have enough capacity to always supply the kitchen with some hot water whenever it is needed. Select the boiler from a reputable company. Many recognisable brands are available online.
Bathrooms Always Need Water
Bathrooms also need to have a constant supply of hot water, especially if lots of people are living in the same house. Christmas is a time of year when the boiler is tested to the limit because lots of family members stay over and have to use the bathroom.
Showers use less hot water than baths because people only spend an average of about five minutes using the shower in the morning before they go to work. If someone wants to have a long soak in the tub after work, they use up a relatively large amount of hot water.
- Boilers can be timed to heat up the water so that nobody is left waiting for the water to heat up when they want to get themselves clean.
Rooms With Radiators Require Water
Radiators come in useful when the weather grows colder and people want to stay inside for warmth rather than going outside all of the time. Boilers supply water to the radiators when they are turned on and then they heat up in a very short space of time.
- Radiators can be programmed to come on at a certain point of the day such as 6 pm when everyone has come back from work or school.
Outhouses Have To Have Water
Some houses have a separate room with the fridge, freezer and a sink. This is commonly known as an outhouse.
- Washing up can be done in this room, so pipes connected to the boiler supply hot water whenever it is needed.
Use The Boiler Wisely
Use the boiler wisely in order to control heating bills. Modern boilers have timers so that they are programmed to come on at specific times. Set the first timer to 6 am when people are getting up in the morning and need to have their showers and baths. When people leave the house for work and school, the boiler can be set to switch off so that energy is conserved.