HOUSEHOLD ENERGY CONSUMPTION: 29%
Electrical heaters: examples include panel heaters and oil-filled column heaters. The most expensive way to heat. Open fires: Inefficient – most of the heat goes up the chimney
Heat pumps: at 13 – 18 cents / kWh heat pumps are efficient and a good replacement for electric heaters.
• Solar: passive solar heating is the cheapest way to heat your home. Flooring materials such as concrete slabs and tiles absorb heat from the sun, and release that heat during the evening. . • Wood burners: A range of highly efficient models are available. The cheapest heater to run and carbon neutral. Can also be combined with a wetback to provide hot water heating. • Pellet burners: efficient, carbon neutral. * Before looking at upgrading,
insulate well and you’ll need a smaller heating system.