Impact of turning the heating down by 1C

Oakfield Academy could save £790 each year if the heating set temperature was reduced by 1C. 

A 1C decrease in temperature on the thermostat leads to about a 10% decrease in gas consumption. 

The best temperatures for schools are: 
  • Normal classrooms: 18°C
  • Corridors: 15°C
  • Areas with high levels of activity (e.g. sports halls): 15°C
  • Areas with low levels of activity: 21°C
  • Special needs schools or areas with very young children: 21°C

Energy Sparks supports Oakfield Academy in partnership with Somerset County Council