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How One Man’s Cold Feet Sparked a Global Search

Working from home and dreading the winter months. he didn’t want the central heating on as he was working from just one room. So he’d wear jumpers and fleeces to keep warm.

But within a few minutes of sitting down his feet would be cold and the warmth would slowly drain from him. It’s hard to concentrate with cold feet. So he searched for a solution.

All the portable heaters on the market seemed to have drawbacks. They can be noisy, cause stuffy air, cost a fortune to run, or just simply not work very well. And they all get in the way taking up valuable floor space.

This caused him to scan the international market and he discovered a type of heater that had none of these drawbacks.

The under rug heater is spread out on the floor, covered with a rug, and plugged in. It effectively gives you underfloor heating in the area of the rug. Of the very few heaters of this type on the market, none seemed as reputable as the RugBuddy® under rug heater with over 10 years of sales success in the US and South Africa.

He had to get one of these! And, if it worked, surely there would be a business opportunity to bring RugBuddy® to the UK?

There was only one way to find out. There were hurdles to overcome to make it suitable for the UK and European market. Finally, working closely with the manufacturer, he launched RugBuddy® in the UK late in 2013.

It works brilliantly for anyone who spends time in one room and doesn’t want to run the central heating during the day. Home office workers, would find it a god-send.

But you can also use it as secondary heating in front of your favourite chair or sofa. Used like this, a RugBuddy® allows you to turn down the central heating thermostat and yet still be comfortably warm when you sit down. Energy Saving Trust estimates you save £85 per year for every 1degC you turn down your central heating thermostat and some of his customers report turning down the thermostat by 3degC. With the RugBuddy® only costing a few pence per hour to run, they are making serious savings.

And many have hard-to-heat areas where a RugBuddy® is the ideal solution. Conservatories, extensions, and dining rooms, all benefit from a RugBuddy® discreetly hidden under a rug, ready to be switched on when the room is occupied.

For more information call 0333 121 0160 or email [email protected].

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