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 mains 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 now saw how many people using portable heaters were wasting money.
The reason so many found them expensive is that either they chose the wrong type for their needs or were not using them correctly.
I started an advice workshop to help people with their heating needs and in 2014 created the Home Heating Shop Consumer Guide to Portable Heaters.
I later expanded to include information about portable cooling appliances and heating accessories.
Winter 2021 saw an unprecedented rise in wholesale gas prices, then with the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, our energy costs have rocketed, following the advice in this guide will help you to cut heating costs.
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 offer links to suppliers who stock the appliance, some pay us a small commission for purchases made through our links.
This revenue helps to fund the website, we link most of our trusted suppliers who sell via Amazon to their Amazon product page.
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 to get dressed, then 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 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?
If you are in all day how much of the house are you using? Most people only use three rooms during the day, the lounge or family room, kitchen and bathroom. If you're working from home you may have a home office.
Even if you turn off radiators in rooms you don't use you still waste money heating up the feed pipes to the radiators.
Why do you need to heat the bedroom after you've finished getting dressed and moved into the kitchen?
Why are you wasting energy 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 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 that carry their own fuel they are the first choice for backup and emergency heating and we believe every home should have one.
As you pre-buy Calor gas cylinders, you know what you are spending on heating fuel and won't get any nasty shocks when bills arrive, Calor gas heaters are flexible, portable and put you in control of your heating costs.