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If you are thinking about updating your heating system or installing a completely new one, you’ll probably be overwhelmed with the number of options that are available to you. It can be quite daunting but there’s lots of information and resources out there to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

Here are a few ideas to help you heat your home efficiently…

Central heating 

Central heating is the most obvious option when it comes to heating our homes and it’s where most of our heat will come from. The vast majority of us will have central heating installed in our homes, but what type? Gas central heating, electric, what is the best option for you? Energy Saving Trust is a great place to look for advice and to also learn how to save money on your heating bills.

When it comes to boiler brands, again there are so many options. I would recommend you start by asking friends or family for recommendations and read through online reviews. If you’re looking for spare parts online, especially ones that are Vaillant tested then you can shop a wide range of spares including Vaillant boiler spares from Heating & Plumbing World.

Direct heat

If you have a room in your house that gets particularly cold during the winter months, it might be worth investing in a heater, or a fireplace. They come in lots of different shapes, sizes and styles so there’s something to suit every home. They do however use a lot of power so can be expensive to run. Direct heat sources are better used for short periods of times, for example during the evening for a couple of hours.

Solar panels

Solar panels can be installed on the roof of your home and work by converting sunlight into electricity, which can then be used in your home for things such as heating. The great thing about solar energy is that it has no negative effects on the environment. But of course there are also cons to installing solar panels – it can be expensive to do and it can also be difficult finding a local installer.

Invest in blinds, curtains and carpets

This may sound like an odd one to mention, but simply investing in good quality, thick curtains, blinds, carpets and rugs can help keep the heat in your home. This will in turn help to reduce your heating bills.

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating is a heating solution that is becoming more and more popular these days. There are many positives to installing underfloor heating, such as the fact that it is hidden away so there’s no unsightly radiators on display. It also means that there will be no cold spots in your home, your whole house will be cosy. But with these positives come some negatives – underfloor heating can be costly and timely to install. It’s all about doing your research and weighing up the pros and cons.

Thank you for reading.

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