As much as we aspire to them, luxurious and high-rise homes don't make for a comfortable stay. The nation's large mounds and vast farmhouses jostle in the grassy areas to keep warm – so year-round aga and coal fires are lit on days when mercury threatens to fall into teens. The fact is that most of the period characteristics within the UK are underperforming at higher temperatures; We have, in spite of everything, the most stock of poorly insulated housing in Europe.
So with the costly winter upon us, what are our options to disconnect all power drain units and set the thermostat Sellotape at 18°C? (In line with analysis by Uswitch.com, households who flip their thermostats with a single certification can save up to £128 on their energy payments.) The answer is hot appliances. By providing just enough warmth—at a cost per hour—to make housework moderate and nighttime sitting on the couch close to a tropical experience, these six things might evolve into the AW 22/23 champions.