I own a house in Burgundy / Bourgogne / Yonne district and I just received a shocking electricity bill. My property manager left the electric panels (5 total) on all winter at the setting shown and my bill for the year was euro1636 TTC. YIkes. I have seen conflicting advice on whether to leave the heat on at a minimum level during winter, on frostgel, or not at all. I turn off the water and open all taps / spouts to drain and drain the water heater tank and toilets. I also have a recently installed VMC although not sure how to switch it on / off or tell if it is running. FIrst winter (2016-2017) was ok - some mold but nothing too crazy. WInter 017-18 had mold damage that had to be remediated thus for 2018-2019 I ran the heat on low. MY service is at 12V / HC/HP tarriff bleaue. The house is about 250 years old and I assume no insulation. No clue about the double glazing (windows were installed post 2000)
So should I leave the heat on and, if so, at what settings? Would it be useful at all to run only the top floor heaters (where the mold damage was) or would they just run longer and not create any energy savings? Although there is a timer I am not sure if it actually functions. The panel is wired into wall, not plugged in. ANy advice on how these actually work would be helpful as well. Do they cycle on and off to maintain a certain temperature or just run continuously?
Lots of questions Thanks you for any and all suggestions. Merci beaucoup toute le monde.
Also, I am from the US.