Central heating

I’ve joined Bulb for green electricity, economy 7. Government new scheme offers me free gas boiler central heating. But gas is fossil fuel. Surely it’s greener to stay electric? Small flat, I run one storage heater, immersion heater, also use gas fire.

It probably is but I for one wouldn’t want to pay the cost of all electric. I will be as green as I can within reason as cost is a contributing factor.

I think it’s greener to burn gas in your combi boiler than to use the electric grid for heating during winter time. (Yes i know you pay for green electric, but you ‘use’ whatever is feeding the grid.)

Efficiencies and losses of gas powered electric wont come close to 90% efficiency of a new gas combi.