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To feel comfortable working from home over the winter months, most of us will need our central heating on during the day. In the past, it would have gone off when we left for work and come on again at the end of the day to welcome us home!
The additional daytime heating means those working from home will be faced with an increase in their heating bill of at least 30% or more, depending on how warm they like to be.
In the UK, most houses have a central heating system where the boiler has to run the same regardless of whether it is heating one room or the whole house.
If we take a standard three bedroom house with a 24 kW gas boiler it will use 24 kWh of energy per hour at approximately 3.8 pence per kWh, which means it would cost around £0.91/hr to heat the ‘home office’ room. For a larger house with a 35 kW gas boiler, the running cost would be £1.33/hr.
If the property uses oil, LPG or electric heating then the cost per hour will be significantly more, as will be the case if the property has a larger boiler.
Our low energy infrared heating solutions avoid the need to use the central heating during the day. You can either choose to heat the room you are working in with our LAVA Study or just warm the area under your desk with the LAVA Desk. The latter is one of the most efficient and comfortable heating solutions available costing a maximum of 1 pence/hr to run. This will save approx. £35.50/week for a home worker living in a three bedroom house, working 40 hours a week.
Our infrared heating products ensure a healthy, safe, silent, cost effective and energy efficient heating solution.
LAVA DESK 2.0 Infrared Heater
- £0.01/hour to run
- Compact and unobtrusive
- Simple installation or free-standing (with stand accessory)
- Excellent thermal comfort from gentle infrared and variable controls
- Timer control prevents wasting energy
- Infrared has positive effects on the human body, including enhanced blood circulation to extremities and soothing tense muscles
The LAVA Desk heater is "nice and toasty. I turn it off each day I use it, but it’s nice to know it’s not a H&S issue if I were to forget. Nice and easy and works well..." Bryony Flint, Biffa Waste Services