It's Never To Early To Prepare for Electric Heating | Climastar

Winter is coming – and it’s never too early to prepare for electric heating.

We know what you’re probably thinking – the weather is finally warming up, the thermostats are being turned down or off altogether and chilly nights and dark mornings are over for a few months. So why would I want to be thinking about next winter when there’s sunshine to enjoy and family barbeques to plan?

Much like Ned Stark in the popular TV series Game of Thrones, we at Climastar are always thinking ahead to the next winter and how our customers can make the most out of our products.

Winter is coming, and choosing the right electric heating system for your property is no simple feat.

It is important to take your time to weigh up all the options, and our heating consultants are available all year round to ensure you are armed with all the necessary information.

By beginning to look into your options for efficient electric radiators in spring or summer, you are allowing yourself more time to make an informed decision, as well as avoiding spending your hard-earned cash while the cost of living is at its peak.

Keeping your property warm during those winter months can cost roughly half of your entire yearly bill, and as you can see from the below graph electricity demand in winter can be up to 25% higher than in summer, and this gap is likely to increase in the near future.

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Figure 1: Total electricity demand over each season

Another important thing to bear in mind – particularly with electric boilers – is the timing of your installation, especially if there is the removal of a gas central heating or an oil central heating system to be removed.

Whether replacing night storage heaters, or while we are removing your old central heating system and installing a new one you will not have any heating, so arranging installation for a warm summer’s day will be far preferable to later in the year.

Although our electric heating installation rarely takes longer than a day, it is better to be prepared than not.

Also, our busiest period of the year for electric heating installations is October – December so a summer installation will leave you with more flexibility for dates.

A summer electric heating installation will also give you more time to get to grips with our cutting-edge technology and wifi-capable smart thermostats, so you can ensure you are making the most of one of the most efficient electric radiator systems on the market by the time the cold weather rolls in.

Another important thing to consider for the winter months is insulation for your property.

There are several different types to consider and all of them can help you make savings on your energy bills during the colder months. We have summarized the different types below and how much money they can save you:

  1. Loft insulation – up to a quarter of your heat can be lost through the roof of a property. Insulating your loft can save you between £330 and £590 a year depending on the type of property.
  2. Cavity Wall insulation – homes built before 1990 are unlikely to have insulated walls, meaning around a third of the home’s heat can be lost because of this. Cavity wall insulation is a quick, mess free process that can save you between £235 to £690 a year depending on the type of property.
  3. Floor insulation – Insulating the floors of your property can save you between £75 and £180 per year depending on your property.

Looking at the possibility of utilising all three insulation types – we’ve assembled a handy chart to get an idea of the potential savings:

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That’s quite a hefty sum in savings for future proofing your home in terms of insulation! That could be a holiday – or further improvements to your home.

Finally, here are our top 5 money-saving tips for the upcoming summer months so you can

really save as much money as possible in time for those hefty winter bills:

  1. Limit your showers to 10 minutes each – use a timer if necessary. Reducing your shower time from 20 minutes down to 10 will give you a saving of about 11p per shower. You could also look into options as to lower the cost of your hot water with our electric water heating options.
  1. Change your air conditioning  filter regularly to ensure it is operating as efficiently as possible. The quality of your air is vitally important to your health and a clogged filter won’t be working as well as it should. It may interest you to look at a fantastic product from our partners at biow 

Not only can they improve the air quality in your home, but provide other benefits too such as ionisation and removal of viruses & particulates.

  1. Keeping cool: Keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day and open your windows at night – this will keep your house cooler during hot sunny days and allow cool air to circulate, allowing for a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Contraflow systems work in a similar way, allowing cool air in and hot air out.

This is a tried and tested principle used in a variety of heating devices including the harmony range of efficient electric radiators, with the use of convection chamber technology.

  1. Take advantage of the sun and dry your laundry outside rather than using a tumble dryer. If you do this for 6 months, you could save between £44 and £108 per year.

    Equally – beware that tumble dryers can use power consumption even when on standby!
    This article by greenmatch outlines these devices can draw up to £5.95 a year you may be losing to Vampire Power
  1. During the hotter season, use water in the early mornings and evenings when it is cooler, that way you are losing less to evaporation.

Whether you are going on picnics or planning a sunny holiday abroad, make sure you spare a thought for how your winter is going to look.

Don’t leave it to the last minute to future proof your electric heating or your home against harsh winters – instead start looking into your options now and ensure those bills and energy costs are as low as they can be before they reach you.

We provide a no obligation quote, following a free home heating survey. For this reason we don’t provide a Climastar price list, or a ball park figure before consultation. This ensures that we are quoting for the right kW requirement to heat your space, and that the price reflects the products needed.

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