Fires

You could save £83 per year

Check List:

  • What type of fire do you have?
  • How often do you use it?

How can I save money?

If you have a gas fire a glass-fronted fire can save you up to £83 every year.

Fires are a popular way to heat single rooms. They are often located in the living room and we enjoy gathering in front of a fire. We like the idea of an open fire often with real flames or decorative flames as a focal point of the room. 

What we often don’t realise is that open fronted fires are very inefficient. Open coal fires are especially wasteful of energy. This is because most of the heat goes up the chimney rather than radiating into the room.

We are heating the sky and this is not a particularly good use of our money.

What can I do?

There are a number of options depending on the fuel you choose to use. 

If you like to use coal or wood, consider a more efficient stove, these come with doors that help to radiate the heat. 

Another common mistake is to have both the radiator and the gas fire on a high temperature. If you have a fire always make sure you use a TRV on the radiator to turn it off, otherwise you are doubly heating a room and your bill will reflect this. 

More information:

http://www.centralheating.co.uk/heating-types/fires

Fires

You could save 385kg of carbon per year

Check List:

  • What type of fire do you have?
  • How often do you use it?

How much carbon can I save?

If you choose to have a gas fire, a glass-fronted one can save you up to 385kg of carbon every year.

Fires are a popular way to heat single rooms. Often located in the living room, we like to gather in front of a fire. We like the idea of an open fire often with real flames or decorative flames.

What we don’t realise is that open fronted fires are very inefficient. Open coal fires are especially wasteful. This is because most of the heat goes up the chimney rather than radiating into the room.

We are effectively heating the sky, which isn’t great for the environment.

What can I do?

There are a number of options depending on the fuel you choose to use. 

If you like to use coal or wood, consider a more efficient stove, these come with doors that help to radiate the heat. 

Another common mistake is to keep the radiator in the room with the fire on a full temperature. If you have a fire always make sure you use a TRV on the radiator to turn it off, otherwise you are doubly heating a room.

More information:

http://www.centralheating.co.uk/heating-types/fires