Popularity of heating methods in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

What is the main way you heat your property during the winter*?

by Ian Tiseo, last edited Jun 21, 2019
Popularity of heating methods in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019 During the winter months, most UK residents keep warm using gas central heating. In a 2019 survey conducted by the UK Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), it found that 86 percent of respondents used this method of heating. The next most common heating source was electric, with a combined share of six percent. Since 2014, the coldest month on record was February 2018, when the average temperature dropped to 2.4 degrees Celsius.
Majority of UK homes have central heating systems

  The share of households in the UK with central heating systems has increased significantly since 1970, when just 30 percent of households had central heating. By 2005 this had increased to 95 percent. Since then figures have remained relatively constant.

Renewable heating

   In a bid to lower UK carbon emissions, government advisors have called for low carbon heating to replace gas in all new homes built after 2025. A BEIS survey found that 48 percent of respondents had never heard of renewable heat, whilst 20 percent were aware of it, but did not know what it
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What is the main way you heat your property during the winter*?

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Percentage of respondents
Gas (central heating)86%
Electric (storage)3%
Oil4%
Electric (portable heaters) 1%
Electric (not storage)4%
Percentage of respondents
Gas (central heating)86%
Electric (storage)3%
Oil4%
Electric (portable heaters) 1%
Electric (not storage)4%
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by Ian Tiseo, last edited Jun 21, 2019
During the winter months, most UK residents keep warm using gas central heating. In a 2019 survey conducted by the UK Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), it found that 86 percent of respondents used this method of heating. The next most common heating source was electric, with a combined share of six percent. Since 2014, the coldest month on record was February 2018, when the average temperature dropped to 2.4 degrees Celsius.
Majority of UK homes have central heating systems

  The share of households in the UK with central heating systems has increased significantly since 1970, when just 30 percent of households had central heating. By 2005 this had increased to 95 percent. Since then figures have remained relatively constant.

Renewable heating

   In a bid to lower UK carbon emissions, government advisors have called for low carbon heating to replace gas in all new homes built after 2025. A BEIS survey found that 48 percent of respondents had never heard of renewable heat, whilst 20 percent were aware of it, but did not know what it
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