Cheapest heating option

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Hi
On behalf of someone else can anyone advise please

Young couple with baby moving into a 3 bed house
The house only has 1 storage heater downstairs & 1 upstairs
The house is also on a electric key meter & has no gas supply

Whats is the cheapest means of additional heating bearing in mind the electric meter :eek:
I suggested oil filled radiators my father said gas heater with bottle ?
But I don't like the idea of gas bottles in a house with a crawling child

Any ideas please
Thank you
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  • fluffymuffy
    fluffymuffy Posts: 3,329 Forumite
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    Air-to-air heat pumps are the cheapest to run form of electric heating.
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  • missymugwump
    missymugwump Posts: 1,171 Forumite
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    I have never heard of that ?
    Air to air heat pumps off to google it thanks
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  • missymugwump
    missymugwump Posts: 1,171 Forumite
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    Wow expensive
    Sorry I forgot to say they are renting (major factor)
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  • keystone
    keystone Posts: 10,916 Forumite
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    Wow expensive
    Sorry I forgot to say they are renting (major factor)
    Rent a different house thats more appropriate to their needs then.

    Cheers
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  • missymugwump
    missymugwump Posts: 1,171 Forumite
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    Thanks Keystone that was really helpful !

    The property rental has been priced to allow for the heating issue
    They are just trying to find the most economic means
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  • keystone
    keystone Posts: 10,916 Forumite
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    Thanks Keystone that was really helpful !
    Well it was supposed to be helpful because its totally and completely logical as this house doesn't meet their needs.
    The property rental has been priced to allow for the heating issue
    Perhaps you should have said so then. Mmmm?
    They are just trying to find the most economic means
    Oil filled rads are relatively cheap to run - at least the ones we use in our conservatory are. But we are not trying to create tropical temps with them.

    Cheers
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  • missymugwump
    missymugwump Posts: 1,171 Forumite
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    Your quite right it being a rental was probably the most pertinent point sorry

    The house does meet their needs it is only the lack of heaters
    The landlord has reduced the rent £100 a month due to the heating issue
    But they have never lived in a home with an electric key meter,all they know is the horror stories you hear so they want to be careful

    Is there any way of working out the hourly usage of various heating options ?
    Does anyone know of a web site that has examples ?

    Are electric key meters set at different rates ?
    Why are they more expensive ? or is that a myth ?


    Thank you
    "Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes." :cool:


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  • foreign_correspondent
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    I understand that all forms of electric heating (with the exception of heat pumps) produce the same amount of heat for your money - i.e. they are all equally efficient. Oil filled radiators are quite handy though as they tend to take up less floorspace and can be found for reasonable prices!
  • missymugwump
    missymugwump Posts: 1,171 Forumite
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    The landlord asked Southern Electric to convert it back but they wanted loads of money
    Is there a company that will convert for free if they migrate to them and LL agrees ?
    "Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes." :cool:


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  • HRV
    HRV Posts: 290 Forumite
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    We are looking at a house with them (to buy) currently on british gas- they want something like 250 for elec and 300 for gas to change them back!!!

    However as we are currently with EDF they said if we migrate from brit gas to edf on cards and then convert the metres they will do it free

    Hope that helps
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