Modern storage heaters are a 100% efficient, zero-emissions alternative to central heating. Here we answer all your night storage heating questions.
It’s surprisingly hard to find a single authoritative figure. This 2012 report says that heat accounts for 32% of all greenhouse gases (table 1), and that domestic heating represents 48% of this (table 2), giving 15.4%.This is in the same ballpark, saying that (in 2014) households were responsible for 40% of UK emissions, of which heating represented 29%. This works out at 11.6% of the total, but electricity is rapidly getting far greener, which is inflating the heating figure over time (their prediction is that it will be 42% of domestic emissions by 2030).