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Central Heating

Central Heating with zones

temperature control unit
When a new central heating unit was installed, a few zones were made. Each zone can be temperature controlled independent of the other zones.
I had my own temperature control in the part of the house where my bedroom and living room is.
I kept the temperature day and night at 22°C (or higher if my neck problems cause more troubles). Because of the constant temperature, it is easier for me to keep myself warm, so I can cope better with my neck problems.
The gas usage was increased by 10%.
I thought it was something special, not to lower the temperature setting of the central heating during the night. But a study in 2012 showed that 27% of the households in the Netherlands do not turn the temperature of the central heating down at night.
The name of the research: "Residential Energy Literacy and Capitalization."
Since 2018 the new build houses in the Netherlands are energy efficient. For those houses it is better to keep the temperature the same during day and night.
I raised the temperature in 2012 to 22.5°C, due to increased neck problems.
In 2013 the temperature was set to 23°C.
In 2016 I set the temperature to 23.5°C. That was the lowest temperature that I needed during day and night.
By setting the central heating to 23.5°C, the actual temperature was often 24°C.
central heating temperature setting

Last change to this page: June 2018