Fuel and system type comparison chart

This table below illustrates the impact of a range of different fuel types and heating system types, on a standard house with average fuel consumption of 23,000 kWh (kilowatt-hour's) per year.

This is quite a complex chart, but to those who take the time to understand it, it will hopefully make clear and transparent the real impact of the type of fuel and heating system that you currently have, or may choose to have installed.  Many renewables companies make great claims that they can slash your bills by huge percentages all on the back of government grants and subsidies.  Wherther these claims are really true or not, you never really know until you have a slick salesperson in your home or business, doing clever tricks with smoke and mirrors…

If you know your own energy usage, you may find it interesting to compare it to this table and see what a fuel of system type change could mean to you. If you have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your property, there will be figures estimating your annual energy usage in kWh.  Also, a quick study of your last years energy bills, could give you a good indication.

The fuel prices are current as at December 2015, but fuel prices are very variable and could significantly change the projected annual energy bill.  For example, oil prices of 31 pence per litre are now less then half of what they were just a couple of years ago.  This has had a massive impact on the ecomomic arguments of switching to renewables – having said that, how long low oil prices are going to last is anyones guess!

Our system calculator can enable you to model possible heating options

Enter your own data such as the actual fuel prices that are available to you in your area, and also enter energy consumption data from your EPC if you have it available

See our system calculator to to work out the honest facts for yourself, and check the viability of what systems and fuels could be best suited to your needs and budget.  Using a combination of our system calculator, our advice and links to a range of government, sites, calculators, we aim to put you in the best possible position to make informed decisions that best reflect your circumstances.

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