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Looking to heat your home, what is the cheapest system?

September 16th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge

Energy prices continue to rise and it’s at this time of year many of us will be thinking of ways in which we can save money on heating our homes. So what is the cheapest way to heat our homes?
 
According to Which? if a home is connected to mains gas, then you would be able to install a gas-fired central heating system in your home. This is usually the cheapest option. You will need to check out the best and most efficient boiler for your home, if you have an old type of boiler installed it might be worth weighing up the costs of buying a newer more economical system.
 
However, in the UK a staggering 3.6 million homes are not connected to the main grid which means that this is not a viable for home owners to install gas central heating into their homes, which has resulted in many having to rely on electric heating (used often in Southern European countries), liquid petroleum gas, known as LPG, heating oil and or renewable options.
 
If you want to heat your home from renewable energy then Which? suggest that people consider solar water heating systems, heat pumps and biomass boilers. Another option would be to install a traditional style of range powered by wood, which could heat a home, plus has an oven, hob and could also heat your hot water.
 
If you are planning to stay in your home for along time then Which? state that although renewable energy might look more expensive in the short term, as energy costs continue to rise, these will look more attractive in the future.
 
The Government is planning on announcing an incentive for people to look at renewable energy. As well as other schemes which include cash back incentives such as cash back on solar panels on the feed-in tariff, as well as other energy generating devices such as windmills and hydropower.
 
For more information about how much you can save by switching to each of the above technologies please visit the Which? website @ http://www.which.co.uk/energy/creating-an-energy-saving-home/guides/home-heating-systems/options-for-heating-your-home/
 
For more money saving techniques why not visit the Money Saving website which is packed full of ways in which you can save money off energy bills by changing suppliers.