For smaller households, central heating may be an inefficient way of warming a room
Chelmsford, Essex, (PRWEB UK) 24 January 2013
Towards the final few months of 2012 the UK experienced severe and dangerous flooding. Over 8,000 homes were damaged, and the year became the second wettest in UK history, only narrowly missing out on first place. As wet as the tail-end of 2012 proved, weather in 2013 is set to be equally extreme, with a preference for the cold over the damp.
Freezing temperatures have hit nationwide, with consistent snowfall expected to continue for another week or fortnight. In response to the dire state of UK weather, GardenCentreOnline.co.uk are introducing sizable discounts on many of their portable heaters, in hope of warming up the winter months for their customers.
Central heating often proves to be a prohibitively expensive luxury for many homes. It’s feasible for a few hours in autumn and spring when temperatures are high, though during the winter a home can fast become uninhabitable without the radiators topped up throughout the day. This is expensive, and in a house with large windows or a lack of double glazing full central heating may still be unable to keep a home comfortable.
For smaller households with less family members, central heating may be an inefficient way of warming a room. Electric heaters represent a valid alternative, making it possible for consumers to heat a single room in a relatively small amount of time. When there’s only a couple of people living in the home this may even result in cheaper energy costs, due to the need to only heat a single room at the time while others are empty. Additionally, they negate the need to time heating systems, or wait for the house to warm up after arriving home. Convection, oil and halogen heaters are most common, each being discounted by GardenCentreOnline.co.uk for the new year.
A representative from Garden Centre Online took the time to comment on their new offer, and the reasoning behind rolling it out. “We try to keep our customers satisfied and secure all year round, whether it’s via seasonal plants, protective clothing or animal housing. We were set for a wet winter, but the past week has demonstrated what the public really needs is heating. Temperatures are below freezing, and will likely continue dropping as low as minus nine or ten degrees. With this in mind, we’re slashing 10 per cent off the price of all of our heaters and fires, from portable gas heaters for outdoors use to oil, convection and halogen heaters for casual use in the home.”
Garden Centre Online are retailers of home and garden wares, ranging from small tool sets to individual, standalone buildings. They consistently try to keep up to date with the needs of their customers, and by expanding then discounting their range of heaters and fires this winter they hope to take advantage of the cold season and keep customers coming back for more.