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sidraayub

64 months ago

Which heater is best to use??And which heater consumes less energy??
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Last winter, I had horrible electric bills..please tell me how can i reduce my electric bills during winter season??
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bearsome

  64 months ago
My Mum highly recommends halogen heaters, as she reckons that they give out a lot of heat, while being economical on electricity. You could try looking around for a better deal from another supplier.
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towncentrepaul

  64 months ago
I only had electric heaters in my house and my winter bills were about £300.00. I bought a calor gas heater and a bottle of gas which lasts about a month, then used another 4 bottles over the winter. Total cost about £260.00. The bonus is that I'm now using different bottles of gas that coats 2/3rds the calor ones and I don't have to buy the heater this year, so I'm looking at £100.00 to £120.00 this year. The electric is down to £60.00
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lillyfer

  64 months ago
oil heaters are probably the chapest to run, we have an electric one it heats the room very quickly but is very expensive
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callowyouth

  64 months ago
We bought some thermal blackout blinds for all the upstairs windows and we pull them as soon as it starts to get dark. We also pull the curtains as soon as it gets dark. As others have said turn of things that you are not using as even leaving them on standby uses electricity. I found that dimplex oil filled radiators quite good especially if they are on a timer and have a thermostat on them. I also wear layers of clothes and bought heat holder socks which are like duvets for your feet. I hope you get some helpful ideas and that you manage to keep the bill down a bit.
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ell o

  64 months ago
Are you talking heaters not part of central heating as these will all be more expensive to run than radiators.
Use several layers of thin clothes not one or two thick ones, these will be warmer and more comfortable, wear socks and slipper in the house as well these all help with warmth. Have a throw handy where you sit, it does not have to be a heavy thing but will add to you warmth and the heating can then be down a few ° saving you money.
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jojo0615

  64 months ago
to be honest i dont really know and cant help you out as i use a pay as u go measure. its much more handier, easy to use and you can top it up when needed and u no wot ur using. no bills its brillant so if ur considering changing i wud change to a pay and go metre
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rk_82

  64 months ago
easiest way to reduct you eletric bill is to turn every thing off, though this isnt always possible. I would suggest visiting your energy providers website to get ideas as believe it or not they do want you to save money. quickest ways are to turn everything off rather than use standby. turn the internet off at night rather than leaving the router on. turn the heating down/use it less. turn lights off when not in use. its pretty basic stuff really - just reduce using anything that is plugged in!
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stellaqueen

  64 months ago
i pay by direct debit each month, so i pay high when im not using the gas and low when im using it the most, balances out each year im told
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princeoscar

  64 months ago
wear extra layers and drink plenty of hot drinks and soup. When you boil the kettle, either boil what you need or fill a flask the with extra
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scampysmum

  64 months ago
Hi i too am concerned about large electric bills, my son he lives in a flat with just portable heat, no central heating at all. I did quite a bit of research and i came up with, its like a small old fashioned radiator, totally portable, so you can move either to where you are sitting or place from room to room. These are really effective, he is on a card meter for electric, so i was able to monitor it easily without doing long drawn out calculations. Also you need, warm fleece at the back of settee easy to cover yourself up at night, thick socks and slippers on, also you might need an extra jumper on. Dont under estimate the old fashioned water bottle these are brilliant, when i make a drink at night i fill my hot water bottle up with the water left from kettle[you dont actually need a lot] pop it on my knee cover myself with a fleece within 15 mins im kicking fleece off as im too warm, also popping one in your bed is very effective, i know they are old fashioned but needs must im afraid
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