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Some gadgets and tools to help you save energy this winter

We're always on the lookout to save energy and cut back on our expenditure, but it isn't easy when the cold season comes. At Eco Stores Direct we've got a wide range of energy saving products, from energy efficient electric radiators to stylish infrared heating panels, but what if haven't upgraded your heating system yet? There are still some interesting ways you can save energy that you perhaps hadn't even thought of...

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Can electric heating be as cheap as gas?

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.

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Top ways to save money on your heating bill this winter

When it comes to heating at home we all want to save money without compromising on comfort. With bills on the rise and winter on the horizon, it's getting to that time where we all start thinking about the cost of our heating, and what we can do keep it as low as possible. Regardless of the kind of heating system you have at home, they key to cost management is control. The more control you have over you heating, the more money saving potential you'll have at the end of the day.

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Modern designer electric radiators, functionality and style personified

The best designs in the world are based on purpose and function. When a design solves a problem, one of functionality for example, (as simply and elegantly as possible), the result is often style personified. Modern design is as mentioned simple yet distinct. To choose a modern design the right colour, textures and clean lines will be taken into account. Modern designer electric radiators have a smooth and streamlined look, unobtrusive yet functional.

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The Best In Bathroom Décor: How To Accessorise A Bathroom

The humble bathroom has gone through a considerable reinvention over the last few decades. Since the mid-nineties brought us a seemingly infinite number of home renovation programmes, we’ve begun to see bathrooms as less of an embarrassment and more of a space where we can begin to spread out artistic wings. We have decided to pull together a few of our favourite design tricks for 2014/15 to answer that very question.

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Energy efficient electric radiators. How good are they?

Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same service. The phrase “energy efficiency” is often used as shorthand to describe any kind of energy-saving measure. Technically it should be distinguished from energy saving conservation, a broader term which can also include forgoing a service rather than changing the efficiency with which it is provided. An example of energy conservation include turning down a thermostat in the winter or walking to the shops instead of driving. Using energy more efficiently through more efficient end-uses or through more efficient generation such as combined heat and power reduces the amount of fuel required to produce a unit of energy output and reduces the corresponding emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

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Is electric heating cheaper than gas?

Many people, when moving to a new home or perhaps buying properties to rent, are faced with a very important and difficult decision - which heating solution to use. It can drastically affect the value of your property, its appeal to tenants if you're renting out, and how your property feels from day to day. Of course, the main question on everyone's lips when they're trying to decide between various heating solutions is, which is cheaper - gas or electric?

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