Your home should be heated by either gas or electricity from the national grid. But there’s a large percentage of homes which are still not connected to the grid. This is because they are in out-of-the-way rural areas. So in addition to electricity, they maybe connected to lpg or oil.
The way you use these fuels to heat your home and to provide hot water can seriously affect the cost of your energy bills. Also the heating system you use may be old and outdated or just simply not the right one for your type of home!
It’s important to ensure that your boiler is working safely and efficiently, on a pumped system that’s effectively controlled by a modern thermostat or thermostatic radiator valves.
This means that your heating and hot water will always be supplied at maximum efficiency to keep the price down.
Many home improvements now incorporate under floor heating, particularly at ground floor level. As hot air rises, this can be a very appropriate solution to help heat you entire home and make it comfortable.
Your choice of radiators may also affect efficiency. While designer radiators look nice, some are not as heat retentive as more traditional styles and materials.
For comfort and the provision of heating and hot water, wood burning and dual fuel stoves have become very popular and make a very attractive room feature.