The thermostat is a revolutionary invention because it allows you to program the heating on and off times. This, in addition to representing great energy savings, also improves thermal comfort in the home. Nevertheless, Not all heating systems have a thermostat, so you have to use your ingenuity to avoid getting cold.
This week, the Valencian architect Amanda Ramón has published on her Twitter account the photograph of the invention of one of his lab mates, an electronics engineer. An invention that has quickly gone viral on the social network, and that any of us can reproduce at home this winter.
Amanda Ramón herself explains that At the university where they work, the heating system is centralized and has a specific schedule: from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. They can’t program it, nor can they change the temperature. Therefore, they are very cold in the laboratory, to the point of nine degrees first thing in the morning.
In order to solve it, the engineer has created an «electronic finger» that he has placed on the thermostat in the laboratory and has programmed it «to hit the heater a little before we get home in the morning.» As expected, the invention has gone viral on Twitter, and many users assure that they are going to try it at their jobs: «Well, you just gave me an idea. I have the same heating system in the office and sometimes in the early hours of the morning in winter I can’t even write”.
My co-worker lives in the 27th century: he’s placed an electronic finger on the lab’s thermostat button and programmed it to hit the heating button just before we arrive in the morning. pic.twitter.com/PlB4MltyMH
– To send. (@[email protected]) (@amandaaescala) November 10, 2022
Tips to save heating
It’s a good time to meet some practical advice from the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) to save heating this winter.
Even if we have the best heating system at home, we will never get a good temperature if the heat escapes through the doors and windows. For this reason, it is advisable put weather stripping on doors and windowswhich block the entry of cold air from the outside and prevent the exit of hot air from the interior.
The fact that it is cold is no excuse to ventilate the house. We must do it daily, preferably first thing in the morning, for 10 minutes. Of course it is important bleed the radiators to get the boiler to work at full capacity.
And finally, Regarding the temperature of the thermostat, the ideal is to program it at 21 degrees. Each degree of more supposes an increase of 7% in the bill.