Replace Your Storage Heaters
for a Gas Central Heating System
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Replacing your Electric Storage Heater with A Government Energy Grant
We have grants to replace your storage heaters! If your home has an old storage heater, you could receive funding for new gas central heating including radiators if you have gas in your street. Gas central heating could save you up to £350 compared to using electric storage heaters or other electric heating and you'll be able to reduce your carbon footprint.
Are Storage Heaters Expensive to Run?
Electric storage heaters can be very inefficient and costly to run. By having to charge them at night on an economy 7 tariff, it gives them 7 hours of cheaper electricity at night but a more expensive than normal tariff during the day.
Once charged, they then start to slowly release the heat into the room, giving you very little control over the output, which can lead to the heater running out of charge halfway through the day. This then charges you a lot more as it is operating on a much higher tariff.
An average well-insulated semi-detached 3-bedroom property would spend an estimated £1,900 on heating and hot water per year and produces around 4,479 Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) per year.
IS LPG Gas Heating Worth it?
LPG Gas Heating uses a stand wet radiator system and a boiler similar to the one used on mains gas. However, you have to have a large storage tank in your garden that you rent from your gas supplier, you also have to rely on fuel deliveries. The same 3-bedroom property as above would spend £1000 a year on heating and Hot water and produces around 3,415 of CO2e per year.
The Best Solution? Air Source Heat Pumps
If you choose Broad Oak and have an air source heat pump system installed in the same property; the yearly running cost would plummet to £660 and would produce just over 37% of CO2e, saving you money and reducing your home's carbon footprint massively. With our installation, we supply a smart controller so that you would also have full time and temperature control 24 hours of the day and know how much you are saving in terms of money and energy.
Installing this system will not only will you benefit from massively reduced energy costs and a lower carbon footprint but the Government will also pay you for every renewable kW of heat you use. An ASHP installed in the property mentioned above would receive £8,300 over the lifetime of the system through the renewable heat incentive scheme.
Energy usage and carbon emissions figures are taken from an energy assessment on a 3 bedroom, well-insulated semi-detached property. Figures produced using SAP 9.94 (Standard Energy Procedure) software (a program provided by the Government to research energy usage in households).
Renewable heat incentive figures are taken from the MCS 031 (Heat Pump System Performance Estimate) system performance estimate for the same property.