Staying warm in the winter is something many of us take for granted. But what if you are one of the 2.34million* households currently living in the UK classed as being in Fuel Poverty?
Being in fuel poverty is defined as spending 10% or more of your income in fuel bills to heat your home to an ‘adequate’ standard of warmth which is classed by the government as 21°C in your main living area.
The temptation not to switch the heating on at all is strong for many of those in this situation. However, living in a cold home can contribute towards health issues for young children or those over the age of 65. The risk of flu, pneumonia, and heart attacks increases as the temperature drops; keeping your home warm is a step towards avoiding such illnesses.
Our electric fires can be used as a secondary source of heat in any room. They offer thermostat control, meaning they can be set to 21°C in the living room and keep the temperature of that room regulated until the owner chooses to switch the appliance off.
Heating the main living area is a cheaper alternative than trying to achieve this temperature throughout the house, in rooms which are seldom used. The cost on average to use our electric fires on their highest 2kW setting is 30p per hour. This is calculated as electric input x electric tariff using an example tariff of 15p per kWh.
If you are a landlord please contact us to find out more about our products and our contract support, call us on 0191 430 9430.
*Figure taken from the Government’s Annual Fuel Poverty report 2015.