Homes, like all things in the winter, get cold. Icy winds and lashing precipitation can conspire to make your home feel closer to a cave than to a well-insulated home. For millions of people across the world, this doesn’t cause much of an issue thanks to the wonders of central heating. But what about the further millions whose homes don’t have central heating installed? Be it through lack of funds, listed building regulations or any one of the thousands of possible reasons, those people simply cannot have central heating in their homes. So what about those people? Staying cold isn’t an option, so is it possible to heat your home correctly without central heating? Read on to find out.
Of course, there are many options for heating your home on the market. One option that’s recently found a new degree of popularity are wood burning stoves. Used traditionally across the world for hundreds of years, these stoves have come back into fashion, but they’re a little more high-tech now. Many of the modern stoves are in fact multi-fuel stoves, meaning they can handle coal, wood or pellets without any hassle. They’re also much more efficient than they once were and pump out a lot of heat. On the downside, they are often very expensive and only heat one room at a time, which makes them a nice addition to your living room but not exactly perfect if you’re planning on heating an entire house.
The only real option then are electric radiators. Once mocked for their ugly designs and inefficient heating tendencies, electric radiators have come out from the cold and are now one of the finest ways to heat your home. Boasting 100% electricity to heat efficiency, electric radiators put out a remarkable amount of heat and only need to be plugged in to a standard wall socket, making them extremely easy to fit and move, should you decide to leave your current house. Electric radiators are also very eco-friendly, as they don’t require the burning of fossil fuels in order to heat your home.
Some modern plug-in radiators also come with timer functions and remote controls which allow multiple radiators to be controlled from a single, easy to use device. That means that you could effectively run your electronic heating like a conventional central heating unit, turning them all on when you want whole house warm or just turning one on when it’s just you in a room.