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Electricity can be an expensive resource, especially when it comes to using it to heat our homes. This is one of the reasons why many homeowners in the UK have decided to upgrade their central heating systems and go with more eco-friendly options such as a boiler or heat pump to provide heat to their homes during the cold winter months. This can not only help reduce your carbon footprint – if you choose an eco-friendly heating option – but it can also have a huge impact on the amount of money that you spend during the winter on expensive electric heat costs.
The most common form of electric heating system in the UK is probably the night storage heater. These heaters are installed around the home, and use electricity (provided at a cheaper rate during the night) to warm up special bricks that are excellent at retaining heat. These heaters should then keep the house warm for the rest of the following day. You might have this system installed if you are on an Economy 7 or Economy 10 energy tariff.
If you choose to upgrade your current central heating systems and switch over to using conventional fuel such as natural gas, then you may be able to start saving a lot of money while receiving a natural form of heat. At the time of writing, a brand new gas boiler will cost around