With the inevitable worsening weather that winter brings, you’ll no doubt want to turn up the heat to keep you and your family snug as the cold nights draw in.
For many of us, winter is a testing time for the bank balance – and the time when we find our heating bills start shooting up. If you’re looking for a quick fix, low cost solution to keep your home heated, a great place to start is to only heat the room you’re in and turn the radiators down in areas of the home that you use less often.
£1 a night heating
A recent YouGov survey found that although 73 per cent of people spend the majority of their time in the living room, a huge 58 per cent of people are still heating their whole house.**
That’s a lot of energy going to waste, which is why the home heating experts from Calor gas recommend using a portable gas heater. It can get your room feeling cosy in no time, providing instant spot heating, and by only heating the room you’re in, you can keep warm from as little as £1 a night*.
If you’re a busy household and you’re out the house for most of the day until getting together in the evenings in the living room, heating one area of the house can make good sense in the face of rising fuel prices.
A portable heating appliance can also offer an alternative if you’re trying to ration your energy use or save metered fuel for other essentials like cooking or hot water. By adopting this pay-as-you-go approach to heating, you can really start to have greater control over your fuel bills and more flexibility over the areas of your home that you heat.
If you’re thinking of buying a portable heater, you’ll find that there are lots of options on the market, from electric or oil filled radiators, to fan heaters, convector heaters and portable gas heaters.
But it’s wise to think carefully before you rush out and buy to make sure that you get the best deal. Running costs, heat intensity and the speed of heat are all important factors if you’re going to be using your heater regularly.
A stylish range of Calor’s portable heaters can be purchased online at calor.co.uk/heaters or by phoning 0800 121 4560. Or, to experience the warmth for yourself, you can visit one of Calor’s local centres. Visit calor.co.uk/find-a-stockist to find your nearest centre.
*Based on Calor’s range of portable heaters using a 15 kg butane cylinder burning for four hours (at 24 pence per hour) with the heater on the lowest heat setting.
**All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,139 adults of which 177 were from the East of England. Fieldwork was undertaken between 6th-7th October 2014. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).