About The Home Heating Shop
Saving on Heating Costs and Energy bills
About The Home Heating shop - History
In the bitterly cold winter of 2009 I was a victim of a massive gas supply failure, you can read my story "From Central Heating to Portable Space Heaters", in my blog.
I had to rely on portable heaters and made an interesting discovery, using them was actually saving me money!
I had to share how I was doing this because I saw how many people using portable heaters were unnecessarily wasting money.
The reason so many found them expensive is that they either chose the wrong type for their needs or were not using them correctly.
I started an advice workshop to help people with heating needs and in 2014 created the Home Heating Shop Consumer Guide to Portable Heaters.
I later expanded to include portable cooling appliances and heating accessories.
About the Home Heating Shop - What We Do
Our mission is to explain the pros and cons of using portable heaters and help consumers to choose the right heaters, use them safely and save money on energy bills.
The Home Heating Shop is a self-funding information and review site, we do not sell appliances and are not paid to test or review appliances.
We do accept appliances from manufacturers, if we like it we will feature it, if we don't we won't.
We don't waste time giving bad reviews, we only review appliances we think are worth buying.
When we find appliances worth recommending we may offer links to affiliate advertisers who stock the appliance. They pay us a small fee for purchases made from our links.
This revenue helps to fund the website, we link most of our recommended appliances to trusted suppliers who sell via Amazon.
Please see our faq for details of affiliates
Why Use Portable Heaters
During the week, you get up, go to the bathroom, maybe back to the bedroom, get dressed, then go to the kitchen for breakfast.
Then off to work, your central heating turns on half an hour before you get up and probably switches off half an hour after you leave home.
Why heat the whole house when your only using the kitchen?
Unless you have young children at home all day or are retired or stay in for other reasons, does it really make sense to fire up a central heating boiler in the morning, heating up the whole house?
Even if you turn off radiators in rooms you don't use you still waste money heating up the feed pipes to the radiators.
Do you need the bedroom heated when you've finished getting dressed and have moved into the kitchen?
Are you wasting energy and money heating the bathroom for an hour or more when you've only used it for a 10-minute shower?
More and more people are using portable heaters as a sensible and cheaper alternative or supplement to whole house heating, delivering heat when and where they need it, only heating up the areas they are actually using.
Why Use Calor Gas
Winters are getting longer and more erratic, storms, flooding and sudden heavy snowfall are the norms now.
Along with the bad weather comes the risk of contamination of the gas supply, something I have experienced first hand, and more often power cuts.
Calor Gas heaters are portable independent units which carry their own fuel they are the first choice for back up emergency heating and we believe every home should have one.