heating upgrades

Heating Upgrades That Look Great & Save You Money

Home Design Home Improvement

We all need heat in our homes, of course – but let’s face it, in the vast majority of houses the heating implements we use are not the most appealing to look at. And if you are trying to create a stylish home, it can be incredibly tough when you have a bulky looking radiator sticking out like a sore thumb in your living room, for example.

So, the big question is – are there heating options that offer a little more in the style department? The good news is that yes, there are – and not only do they look great, they also save you money. Here are some stylish heating options that are worth investigating if you want stop overspending on energy.

A wood burner

Who doesn’t love a wood stove? They are definitely back in fashion these days, and look incredible in the home – as well as saving you a heap of cash in energy payments. A real wood burner will heat up a room much faster than an inefficient old radiator.

Underfloor heating systems

Underfloor heating is fantastic, and although the initial expense can be considerable, over time, it will save you a bucketload of cash on your heating bills. It is a lot more efficient than a radiator system as it spreads heat evenly around each room, and because heat rises it also cancels out a lot of the cold air you often get coming up from floorboards or in through gaps in your doors and windows.

Towel racks

Towel racks in the bathroom look fantastic, and they also pump out heat more efficiently than the average radiator. There are plenty more benefits of heated towel rails, too. You get a lovely warm towel to use after a bath or shower, of course, but they also give you a lot more drying space. You can hang far more wet clothes on a towel rail than any radiator. Towel rails can also help you free up a lot of floor space, as you can place them high up on the walls. Radiators, on the other hand, are bulky, take up floor space, and are difficult to clean, tile and decorate around.

Vertical radiators

For other areas of the home, think about getting a vertical radiator. They are way more efficient in heating your rooms, and are available in any color you like, meaning they can easily become part of your design scheme. You can pick them up in any size, too, meaning you can fit them into the tiniest corners or spaces in any room.  Not only that, but some vertical radiators almost look like pieces of art – to take a look around at some of your options!

Central heating system and a central heating boiler

In my opinion, a central heating system and a central heating boiler are the most reliable sources of heating your home. They are around for a long time, they are reliable and if you pick the right one for your type of home, you can enjoy a warm home and hot water all year round without any problems.

These are just a few heating sources that can make your home warm and cozy. If you happen to know other ones, don’t be shy and share them with us.

 

 

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