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How to Heat Your Home Office in Winter

Working from home is an adjustment many of us have had to make over the last few years. Wherever you tend to get stuck into your daily tasks, be it at the makeshift office in the garden shed, or a custom-built loft conversion made for the job, assuring your work environment is comfortably warm is crucial for productivity. During winter, this is even more of a priority, with those chilly draughts becoming much more apparent once the weather turns. Winter-proofing your home office with electric heating is much simpler than you think - and we’re here to show you how.

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Big Energy Saving Week – How to Reduce your Heating Bills

Big Energy Saving Week is a yearly campaign that occurs every January. Run by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust, it aims to encourage people to find new ways to minimise their energy usage and reduce their carbon footprint, raising public awareness for a more efficient future. With the boiler ban on the horizon and the UK government pledging net zero carbon emissions by 2050, this campaign acts as a great step in the right direction – motivating the public to get involved and make certain lifestyle changes, no matter how small. So, how can this help with your heating and what can you do to lower those household bills? We’ve got the answers.   

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Are infrared heaters expensive to run?

Efficient, intuitive and stylish – infrared heaters tick a lot of boxes when it comes to home heating. Not only are they 100% efficient at point of use, but they also come with a range of intelligent features that allow you to program warmth to a tee. However, when it comes to using these heaters in your home, just how expensive are they? Before we explore the cost-effectiveness of this heating solution, we must first see whether infrared is a viable primary heating solution for your property.

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The Best Outdoor Heaters for Commercial Use

With the notorious unpredictability of the British weather, heating your outdoor commercial space may sound like a daunting task at best and a pointless one at worst. During the colder months, it could seem inevitable that your terraces, patios and pergolas are destined to go unused, left out in the cold, waiting for those first threadbare signs of spring. Thankfully, infrared heating is the ideal solution to make sure those outdoor areas in your restaurants, bars, offices, and stadiums don’t go to waste. We’ve narrowed down the top 3 best outdoor heaters that are powerful and advanced enough to be used in larger commercial spaces. But first…

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Can You Fit An Electric Towel Rail Yourself?

Comfortable warmth, toasty towels and intuitive control – it’s easy to see why electric towel rails are fast becoming a bathroom staple. Supplying robust heat whilst keeping your towels dry, they make a practical and effective heating solution for any property. Better yet, with a such a versatile selection to choose from, finding a heater that best matches your space is a breeze. But when it comes to fitting towel rails, how easy are they to install? Do they require lengthy callouts or are they DIY-friendly? If you’re thinking about upgrading your bathroom heating but not sure how much fuss is involved, we have all the answers.

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Are Electric Radiators Safe?

Making the switch to electric radiators may bring a few burning questions to mind. Are they expensive? How hot do they get? Are they difficult to install? Another concern you may have is safety. The good news is, electric radiators are incredibly safe, needing to pass a variety of tests and certifications before being able to be sold. In fact, there are several great safety benefits to an electric system that other heating solutions, such as gas, cannot rival.

 

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Are Heat Pumps the Future of Heating?

Making small changes towards an eco-conscious lifestyle is something most of us are in the habit of. Whether it’s remembering a reusable coffee cup when popping to your favourite cafe, cutting back on meat and dairy consumption, or simply walking that 20-minute commute. However, in the wake of COP26 and the sharp rise in gas bills many households saw during October, you may be looking to make a firmer commitment to a greener future by changing the way you heat your home. One carbon-conscious heating solution that helps to both reduce pollution and energy consumption may sound too good to be true, but for the right household, a heat pump could be the answer.

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Nearly half of UK employees are considering ditching home-working due to increased energy bills

With Covid cases still high across the country, choosing whether to work from home or go back to the office won’t be an easy decision this winter. However, due to the current energy price hike, it appears many UK employees are now looking to return to the workplace amid concerns around the rising cost of working from home. We surveyed UK employees who have worked from home in some capacity due to the pandemic, to find out if and how the current energy crisis has impacted their choice of working location, and what measures they are taking to save energy and money this winter. Here’s what we found out.

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Introducing The Ecostrad Cube & Scala Electric Towel Rails

Frosty temperatures in the bathroom are something we’re all too familiar with. Cold towels, condensation on the mirror and that biting chill after stepping out of a warm, relaxing soak – all bathroom features we’d rather avoid! So, what’s the best way to combat those pesky post-shower shivers? The short answer? Heated towel rails. Just in time for winter, Ecostrad recently announced the arrival of two cutting-edge electric heaters, the Cube and the Scala. Built to dry your towels and deliver comfortable, lasting warmth, these designer towel rails are guaranteed to transform your bathroom (or kitchen!) into a toasty spot. So, let’s take a closer look at what these heaters have to offer and help you decide which one best suits your property.

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