To ask the Scottish Executive how much fuel it takes to heat a typical semi-detached house with (a) gas central heating and (b) non-white meter electric heating in (i) Braemar, (ii) Stornoway, (iii) Aberdeen, (iv) Edinburgh, (v) Dundee and (vi) Glasgow and what information it has on how this compares with the amount that it takes to heat a similar house in Bristol, using data contained in the climatic severity index.
The fuel used (in kilowatt hours) to heat a "typical" semi-detached house with gas central heating and with non-white meter electric heating in those locations is shown in table 1:
Table 1: The Fuel Used (Kwh) Across Scotland to Heat a Semi-Detached House with Gas Central Heating and Non-White Meter Electric Heating and how this Compares to Bristol
|Location||Postcode||Gas Central Heating||Electric Room Heaters||Gas Central Heating||Electric Room Heaters|
|Energy (Kwh)||% more than Bristol|
Source: Scottish House Condition Survey.
These estimates are based on National Home Energy ratings (NHER) calculation methods. They do not use the Climatic Severity Index as this is not currently produced by the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS). However the NHER method takes into account Degree Day Region, Average Wind Speed and Elevation.
As this information is taken from a sample survey the estimates are subject to a degree of uncertainty.