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Make energy saving your resolution for 2015

The new year is almost upon us, and what better way to start it than with an energy efficient heating solution that will set you up for decades to come? In terms of energy bills, most of us saw quite a rocky 2014, and many are now left wondering what they can do to turn things around and take more control over their energy usage at home. From energy saving tips to energy company comparison sites, the internet is rife with ideas on how you can save money, but for those of you looking to make a serious change there's something even more impressive waiting for you...

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Four more energy saving tips for your home.

The Victorians used heavy drapes in the winter to help keep heat in their heat starved homes. Keeping curtains closed prevents warm air escaping form the windows at night, which keeps your house warmer for longer. Hanging curtains, and closing them in the evening, can make a significant difference to the warmth of your house and to how much you spend on heating. Research on heat loss through traditional sash windows, carried out by English Heritage, found that heavy curtains reduced the heat loss by 41%. Just by simply fitting a jacket to your boiler, (gives great insulation), it will keep your water hotter for longer thus reducing costs. The recommended thickness is approximately 75mm, the savings from this is sixty pounds a year.

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Are you owed money from energy companies?

Homeowners throughout the UK are being urged to check whether or not they are owed money from their former energy suppliers. Last year, Ofgem found that the 'big six' energy companies were sitting on millions of pounds of people's unclaimed money, usually from accounts left in credit when people have moved on and switched suppliers for a better deal. Are you one of them?

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Black Friday Discounts are not Gone

And so we leave the Black Friday madness behind us. We hope you had a very exciting, safe and profitable Friday. If you’re already missing Black Fridays huge discounts and bargains worry no more, as our offers are still on and will most likely continue throughout this week! Hurry up and grab our great money value products such as fires, radiators and towel rails, for up to 50% off. 

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Black Friday is Finally here!

Black Friday is finally here! At Electric Radiators Direct this means two things: discounts and Christmas shopping time! Although Black Friday is not as popular as it is in the USA, we treat it very seriously, so we prepared a lot of offers on our radiators, towel rails and fires to keep you warm while you hunt for Christmas presents. Unlike the Americans, we don’t expect you to camp outside our store on Black Friday: you can still enjoy our ‘next working day delivery’ for free.

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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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