If the heating is kept on all of the time, it will result in lots of energy being used, but also lots of energy being lost.
The boiler expert said heat loss can be quite significant in a standard home. Andy continued: “If your home is well insulated, heat loss should be too much of a concern.
“However, in the winter months, you should be especially mindful of what temperature your thermostat is set to. As the weather turns frosty, there is a chance the water in your boiler system could freeze if it’s not being used at all, causing a lot of damage to your heating system.
“It’s generally advised to keep the thermostat set to a minimum of at least 10C to avoid the risk of your pipes freezing.”