Beating The Cold: Easy Ways To Heat Your Home For Less
We might be heading towards spring, but the cold winter weather is still lingering and refusing to budge, meaning you might find yourself using your heating more this year.
And with annual energy bills rising by an average of £110 this year, now is the perfect time to look at more efficient and eco-friendly options to cut down on your bills.
Luxury Underfloor Heating
Don’t be fooled by the word ‘luxury’ in the title of this paragraph – underfloor heating is, thanks to modern systems and the rise in popularity, an affordable luxury that’s well within financial reach for the average homeowner.
As well as providing exceptional an unrivalled comfort for bathrooms, kitchens and other tiled areas (such as conservatories) by heating from the ground up, it’s this method of heat distribution that makes them a fantastically efficient choice for your home.
While conventional radiators work by rapidly heating the air immediately surrounding it, underfloor heating works by distributing the heat more evenly from the ground up. This leads to better distribution of heat (with little being lost towards ceiling height) as well as a more uniform temperature throughout the room.
Air & Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are an increasingly popular technology for the home, with systems able to draw on usable natural heat in the ground, air or water. This extracted energy is then used and distributed for heating and hot water systems in your home.
Heat pumps can have an efficiency of up to 400% (meaning they produce four times as much free energy as it takes to power the pump), compared with the 90% efficiency of using standard boilers for heating and hot water. Just like solar panels, when they work at maximum efficiency heat pumps have the potential to completely eliminate your dependence on ‘mains’ energy, and at the very least make massive reductions on your usage.
If you’re looking for more effective and more efficient ways to heat your home, as well as being able to bring down your energy usage, then get in touch with us here at Oakland Leicester. We can supply, as well as fit, a wide range of underfloor heating and heat pump products for your home, helping you to do your bit for the planet while cutting your bills. Call us today on 0116 2772252 to discuss what options would be best for your home.