So winter is well and truly here and we’re all starting to think about keeping warm. With budget cuts and rising taxes embattling the UK householder on all sides, and one major British energy supplier already threatening to raise its average supply costs by nearly 10%, the cost and efficiency of heating in Britain’s homes is a real concern. Fortunately, help is at hand in the shape of heated skirting boards: an entirely new heating product that the trade is now using instead of radiators. The heated skirting board is fitted to all new extensions and home builds – but it can also be retro fitted, allowing customers to minimise their energy bills and maximise their comfort no matter what kind of home they live in. octopus skirting and decorating
Heated skirting boards have been designed with three things in mind: comfort, efficiency and safety. The comfort level achieved in a home fitted with standard radiators can be hard to balance: the radiators either come on too hot, heat the house to boiling point (which of course wastes a ton of money on fuel bills) and take an age to cool to a decent temperature; or they never quite heat their space enough. The skirting boards, on the other hand, are extraordinarily sensitive: they’ll heat a room in a very short space of time (typically around five minutes) and are so well controlled that they can achieve any temperature you desire. Used in conjunction with a compatible thermostat the heated skirting board can turn on and off as required, only coming on in order to return the ambient temperature of a room to a preset level. That means smaller heating bills right from the start – and that’s before we’ve even considered their efficiency rating.