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According to a TUC survey to mark National Work From Home Day, the number of people working from home has increased by a fifth in the last ten years to reach a record 1.5m.

The biggest growth has been among women and older employees and the growing trend has been put down to the changing structure of the UK economy and cultural, economic and social changes that are affecting attitudes to how work and lifestyle is balanced. Increased mobility and technology is shifting the acceptance or need for a traditional office base, with 9-5 work patterns being replaced by more home-based, flexible ways and periods of work.

Working from home creates a whole set of opportunities for flexibility and eradicates the commute, however, there are physical issues that need to be resolved when the balance shifts from an office to home working.

Home working = increased heating bills

As well as ensuring internet connectivity to the office, as soon as summer shifts to autumn, the homeworker begins to realise the importance of heating.  Whereas previously the heating might have been set to run first thing in the morning and then in the evening, the prospect of having the heating running from 8am until 10pm suddenly brings into question – is there a more cost-effective way to keep warm, whilst working from home?

Localised heating cuts bills

With conventional wet-led central heating, the whole system has to be turned on to heat a single room, which is a significant cost in terms of both money and energy. There is also a time delay in waiting for the central heating to bring the entire house up to the required temperature.

When working from home, a worker tends to be focused in one room for the majority of the day. Rather than paying to heat a whole home whilst working, it is worthwhile to think about installing an electric radiator in the ‘office’ area, be that the dining room, lounge or box-room. Quick and simple to install, electric radiators have the advantage of delivering heat when and where needed, instantaneously.

Electric radiators take up less room than conventional models, making them ideal if there is limited space and Haverland has also ensured that its radiators are designed to fit in with any interior décor style.  All Haverland radiators come with thermostatic control, however for those looking for the ultimate in smart control, the Haverland ULTRAD electric radiator can be controlled via a smart device and will sense when the room is occupied, using unique sensor technology and heat or lower the temperature accordingly.

Electric radiators really are the smart choice for almost any type of room. So, for those who find themselves working from home more, why not see how much money a Haverland electric radiator could save you?

Source: The Mirror, 3 May 2016,