Heating your home accounts for around 55% of energy use – upgrading your current gas boiler to a new, energy efficient condensing boiler could save as much as £310 a year in energy bills. This could be a gas, oil or LPG boiler and would be fitted by an experienced and accredited installer.
If you live in an area that does not have a gas connection, your home may be heating using electricity which is normally in the form of electric storage heaters. Modern high heat retention storage heaters are better insulated and have thermostatic controls and fan assisted making them easier to use and much more efficient when compared to older models and provide faster reacting heat.
Electric Storage heaters heat internal ceramic bricks, storing thermal energy during the night which is then distributed during the day to heat your home.
To keep running costs low, they use cheap, off-peak electricity through ‘time-of-use’ tariffs such as Economy 7, where electricity is chargeable between 12am-7am so rates are cheaper.