Are you looking for a way to heat your home for less this Christmas? By utilising zonal heating methods, especially with a state-of-the-art Gazco fire, you could actually save energy and lower your heating costs this winter, without compromising on having a warm and cosy living space!
With the festive season upon us, keeping warm and cosy doesn’t have to break the bank. This year, explore the benefits of zonal heating, particularly through the use of our modern Gazco electric fireplaces or gas stove fires. This blog delves into how these cutting-edge appliances can significantly reduce your heating costs, while maintaining a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home this season.
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Zonal heating is all about smart energy use. It involves heating specific areas of your home, where you spend the most time, rather than wasting energy and money heating unoccupied spaces. This method is not only cost-effective but also more sustainable. So, if you’re spending a cosy evening in your living room, or having a dinner party in your dining room, why heat the entire house? Zonal heating allows you to heat just that room, saving energy and money.
Gazco’s range of gas and electric stoves are designed with efficiency in mind. They’re not only a stylish addition to your home but also a practical one. With straightforward calculations, you can easily understand the running costs of these appliances.
Appliance input (kW) x Time in hours (h) = Energy used (kWh)
First, find your appliance input in kW (usually found in your manual) and multiply this by the amount of hours that you wish to find the running cost for. This will give you the energy that has been used in kWh.
Energy used (kWh) x Cost per kWh (£) = Cost of energy used (£)
Once you have your kWh figure, simply multiply this by the cost of energy, which can be found in your paperwork from your energy provider, or by visiting the Ofgem website. You then have the running cost of your appliance for that time period.
To raise awareness of just how little it really costs to use one of our efficient gas or electric stoves or fires for zonal heating, we’ve put together a helpful guide with real figures for popular models, which have been calculated using the above formula.
A high-efficiency gas fire from Gazco is designed to save on energy usage, whilst offering an impressive performance – the Logic HE Conventional Flue coal-effect 16” gas fire for example. Designed to fit a standard British fireplace opening, and offering a nominal 3.8kW heat output, this fire comes in at costing just 67p1 for four hours of ambience and heat in a localised space. Or, if running on high continuous heating for one hour only, just 34p.
Meanwhile, a Gazco electric stove or fire can offer impressive flame visuals that can be enjoyed with or without the heat, such as the impressive eStudio electric fire. Perfect for media wall installations, and offering up to 2kW of heat output, these stunning media wall electric fires can still offer great savings when used for zonal heating, costing just £1.10p2 for four hours of flame visuals and thermostatically maintained heating. Alternatively, if you just need to take the chill off, one hour of low continuous heat is just 27p. Perhaps you prefer to enjoy the ambience of the flames without any heat at all, and in this case this can cost as little as 2p for four hours.
Gazco stoves and fires are equipped with innovative features that enhance their efficiency:
While a gas fire or electric stove is a great choice for people who value ultimate convenience, if the idea of living off-grid is worth the extra effort for your zonal heating needs, then a wood burning stove could be a great option. If this sounds like you, we’d recommend checking out our article on how to choose the right wood burning or multi fuel stove for you.
To purchase a Gazco stove or fire, it’s best to visit your local expert retailer. They offer a wide range of models, both contemporary and traditional, to fit your home’s aesthetic and your personal style.
By choosing a Gazco stove or fire, you’re not just adding warmth to your home; you’re embracing an efficient and cost-effective way to stay comfortable during the cold season.
1 Based on running the Logic HE Coal-effect Nat Gas conventional flue fire for 4 hours on low input of 2.4kW. The costs presented are based on the average UK cost per unit of gas (including VAT) as at 14th December 2023, for customers on the default tariff. Figures generated are for typical domestic consumption paying by direct debit and will vary based on actual household usage (7p per kWh, OFGEM, Energy Price Cap Explained, https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-households/check-if-energy-price-cap-affects-you). Does not include any costs relating to product maintenance and servicing. Prices rounded to nearest whole pence.
2 Based on running the eStudio electric fire for 4 hours, with heat on for 50% duty cycle due to thermostatic control, and flame effects for the full duration. Based on the average UK cost per unit of electric (including VAT) as at 14th December 2023, for customers on the default tariff. Figures generated are for typical domestic consumption paying by direct debit and will vary based on actual household usage (27p per kWh, OFGEM, Energy Price Cap Explained, https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-households/check-if-energy-price-cap-affects-you). Does not include any costs relating to product maintenance and servicing. Prices rounded to nearest whole pence.
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