On-demand heating offers greater efficiency to cut energy bills

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With energy costs going up in double digits year-on-year, help could be at hand in the form of on-demand heating which has the potential to save UK households hundreds of pounds on their heating bills each year.

While central heating may have suited the nuclear family of the 60’s and 70’s where the system would be off during the day while you were at work and the children at school, in today’s more flexible working and living arrangements, central heating can lead to inefficiencies and waste.

Our lifestyles have changed considerably since the introduction of central heating. More and more people today work from home, often from a single room, yet many heat the whole house to keep warm during the day. While older children, who tend to spend evenings in their bedrooms doing homework, or watching TV, want their bedroom to be as warm as the rest of the house. As a result of these changes the need for on-demand heating is growing.

We have an on-floor on demand under rug heater called RugBuddy to complement their in-floor DIY installations. The RugBuddy under rug heater is a solution for those that don’t have zoned in-floor or underfloor heating. It is the only one of its type available in the UK and has the potential to reduce peoples’ heating bills.

RugBuddy is a good example of on-demand heating. It provides a secondary source in the areas you need warmth and comfort most – in front of the sofa, under the home office desk, beside the bed, in the conservatory, under the kitchen table and so on – and it means you can usually turn the central heating down by up to 3 degrees and still feel comfortable. Each degree you turn the central heating down by saves at least £65 per year according to the Energy Saving Trust. This offers the potential for savings of around £200 per year .

According to energy regulator Ofgem many households face four-figure energy bills. On-demand heating can offer a solution as these households look for ways to reduce the cost.