No one likes to spend their hard-earned money on bills. We are constantly looking for ways to cut down on this monthly burden, wishing from time to time we lived somewhere with a warm climate. At Electric Radiators Direct we believe that electric heating is the most effective way of making your central heating system more economic. And today I will try to show you why!
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As the ongoing controversy surrounding gas and oil drilling in Alaska continues to hit the news, there is one question that should be on everyone’s minds: how long will fossil fuels last us?
Gas, oil and coal all have one thing in common; they are fossil fuels, which means they will all run out sooner or later – it’s up to use to make sure it’s a ‘later’.
For whatever the reason, building your perfect conservatory is a big undertaking; it requires a lot of time, effort and often money. However, if you do choose to go through with the project then it can lead to many benefits such as adding to the value of the house, and increasing the living space available, saving you from having to move to a different house. If you are thinking of building a conservatory then you have to think of the reasons why; you may think that it can be a waste of money, but if constructed right then a conservatory costing between £5000-£30,000, can add up to around 7% of the overall house value.
Can electric heating be as cheap as gas? When calculating gas central heating costs you will need to factor in the labour costs, (the cost of a qualified professional gas fitter), and the cost of installing the boiler, pipes and radiators. The average cost for installing gas central heating in property that doesn’t already have it is estimated at three thousand two hundred and thirty five pounds. Other costs according to Which include flushing a boiler, with costs around four hundred and thirty five pounds, Annual boiler servicing costs on average between fifty and seventy five pounds, according to the energy saving trust), and central heating repair costs on average two hundred and one pounds. Then there will be the added costs of damage to décor and the associated mess during the installation process/period.
The idea of having a conservatory was at one time dedicated to growing plants. Today the options include space for socialising, dining, and blurring the space between the garden and the house. There are many things to take into account when building a conservatory.
It's been argued in many academic and minister circles that the UK is not doing enough to tackle the way the UK heats its homes. In light of the Government's announcement of their 'Community Energy Strategy' and the EU's impending 'Renewable Heat Incentive' it's clear that its on the agenda, but is enough being done to move the UK's residents to more sustainable and cost effective heating solutions?
A new Government commissioned report has surfaced which shows how heating has changed in UK homes since 1970. Forty years ago, central heating wasn't commonplace and many homes would suffer through icy conditions and supplement the home heating in whatever way they could. The report found that, on average, homes are 4 degrees celsius warmer than they were in 1970, but amazing, each household now pays around 18% less than they once did. What does this report reveal about our heating habits and capabilities?
Double glazing is a key part of home energy efficiency and homeowners should consider upgrading to reap the benefits, one expert says.