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* Electric' underfloor heating consists of heated cables or a mat of wires fitted beneath flooring.
* The wet' type has pipes filled with hot water pumped from your boiler and is more disruptive to fit.
* Electric fires provide a great focal point, and the use of LED technology for flame effects offers much lower running costs than the older and less efficient ribbon and bulb fires of the past,' says Niall Deiraniya from Dru.
* Bioethanol is a carbon-neutral fuel. The fires don't need a flue, pipework or electricity and can be put anywhere in a room. They won't replace your main heating system, but provide top-up heating. The fuel is available in one litre bottles from fire and stove shops. For ecofriendly heating, investigate solar hot water heating and heat pumps.
LED technology gives a realistic impression of real flames in this 120cm-wide, electric glass-fronted fire, which can be operated by a remote control. It's a simplified way to get the beautiful effect and warmth of a real fire without the disruption caused by fitting gas connections or converting the chimney.
Metro 120-e Slim Line (2kW), £1450, Dru
This ethanol fire with glass screens on both sides is mounted on bearings, so it can be moved even when lit. It can be used outside, too.
Roll fire (2kW), £2937, Encompass
This woodburning stove hangs' on a wall, and can have its flue run through the roof or an outside wall.
Dik Geurts Yuna woodburning stove (4-8kW), £3250, Dru
This heater runs for up to 103 hours on a cylinder of LPG gas, has push-button ignition, and can be used wherever you need instant heat.
Provence LPG heater, £349, Calor
If you can't have a woodburner, this electric stove is the next best thing, needing no chimney or flue.
280 Electric stove in ivory enamel (2kW), from £899, Dovre
The Opti-myst range of electric fires claims realistic flame and smoke effects, using steam to aid the illusion.
Cadogan Opti-myst electric fire (2kW), £999.99, Dimplex
Electric underfloor heating, fitted in the form of a mat, is an easy way to add warmth to a bathroom or kitchen.
Cosyfloor pad (15cm x 27.4cm), £28.50, R&D Marketing