As winter starts to set in, we’re all thinking about how we can keep our homes cosy this season. The obvious answer is to turn the central heating on, but what are the alternatives?
Stoves that burn different types of fuel have become popular in recent years. If you live in an area where you can burn coal or wood, that’s great. If you live in a smokeless zone, look for special smokeless fuels or a burner that ensures you will comply with the law.
Burners are not just a way to heat the house; they’re also something of a style statement. You can now make them a focal point of the room, even turning your back on the TV for a few hours to watch the warming flames.
If you’re not a fan of stepping on a cold floor, this solution is for you. Perfect for kitchens, conservatories, bathrooms, and hallways, underfloor heating radiates up to keep the whole room warm. Just like the Romans with their hypocausts, you can enjoy a warm floor with radiator-free walls.
Move the heat with you when you change rooms with a portable heater. Whether it’s a hot air heater or an electric radiator, these flexible heaters can really help combat the chill. You can turn your household temperature down on the central heating and use these to provide warmth just where you need it and enjoy the savings.
Service that boiler
If you are using your central heater, make sure your boiler is working correctly. It may need a service or replacement. To find a reliable tradesperson for boiler installation in Gloucester, ask for recommendations. Ask friends for testimonials for boiler installation in Gloucester by HPR Services, for example.
Although we may joke about not seeing the sun in the UK, the sun are a great source of free power to heat your water. You can learn more about solar heating by reading a report from Which?
Ground Source Heat Pumps
A new innovation is to use the heat from the earth to warm your home. Ground Source Heat Pumps are installed by digging the garden and laying pipes below it. It’s not a simple job, but it will provide warmth in winter and cooling in summer.