I live in an old school – it was built at the turn of the century so it has no insulation and it is also off the grid – so the only heating I have is electricity.
Now everyone knows how expensive electricity can be – and with 5 adults in one house (three teenagers) and Mum and Dad – the heating bills were getting more and more expensive.
Not only did they have iPads, phones, laptops and TVs in every room but they also showered twice a day and had the heating on full blast! (despite my requests to ‘put a cardigan’ on or ‘sit with your duvet wrapped round you’ which fell on deaf ears.)
In order to curb the heating costs, I investigated installing a wood burning stove – something warm and toasty to light and gather round on cold evenings. Unfortunately there is nowhere in the house to put a flue/chimney so it was back to the drawing board.
I saw the Provence heater at the innergy showroom in Leeds and fell instantly in love. It looks like a wood burner (without the flue) and the flame effect was very realistic.
I purchased one in matt black as I felt this went well with the ambience of our home .Once it was delivered I positioned it in the hall in order to give the full effect of the heat both in the hallway and up the stairs to the landing – the coldest part of our home as it is open plan.
Not only did it warm the area both quickly and effectively, it looked very attractive, and visitors would ask where the chimney was as it looked so realistic.
And after a month – to my delight and surprise – my heating bills were down by 10%
Thank you innergy this was my best purchase ever!