Central Heating

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 19th January 2009.

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Question S3W-19557

To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the estimated percentage of the extra fuel required to heat houses in (a) Edinburgh, (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Dundee, (e) Stornoway and (f) Braemar compared with identical houses in Bristol.

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The estimated percentage of extra fuel, compared to Bristol, used to heat a "typical" semi-detached and detached house with gas central heating and with non-white meter electric heating in those locations is shown in table 1:

Table 1: The % of Extra Fuel Used Across Scotland to Heat a Semi-Detached and Detached House with Gas Central Heating and Non-White Meter Electric Heating, Compared to Bristol

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Location Postcode Semi-Detached House Detached House
% Higher than Bristol
Gas
Braemar AB35 5YL 65 65
Stornoway HS1 2RN 62 53
Aberdeen AB11 5QP 56 51
Edinburgh EH15 1LF 24 22
Dundee DD2 4PF 29 28
Glasgow G3 6HB 20 19
Electricity
Braemar AB35 5YL 67 67
Stornoway HS1 2RN 62 54
Aberdeen AB11 5QP 57 52
Edinburgh EH15 1LF 24 23
Dundee DD2 4PF 30 28
Glasgow G3 6HB 20 20

These estimates are based on National Home Energy ratings (NHER) calculation methods.

This information is sourced from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS). As the SHCS is a sample survey the estimates are subject to a degree of uncertainty.

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