New research reveals Brits top ten home comforts

Wi-Fi is the number one thing that Brits can’t go without

NEW RESEARCH has revealed the top ten 21st century home comforts that Brits can’t live without.

The survey of 1,011 UK homeowners and tenants carried out by, a home heating oil supplier, found that Wi-Fi is the number one (45%) home comfort that Brit’s cannot go without.

A microwave was named the second most valued life luxury, securing 39% of votes, followed closely by home heating that 35% of Brit’s claimed they could not fall short on.

Surprisingly, a third of Brits couldn’t live without a duvet (32%) beating the humble cup of tea which received 28% of votes.

The data found that it was their mobile phone that 24% of UK adults couldn’t lose, with digital TV falling in seventh place (18%).

Not as popular as tea, but remaining in the top ten, a cup of coffee came in eighth place (15%).

1 in 10 (11%) couldn’t live without a glass of wine and surprisingly as many as 9% said they couldn’t live without hair straighteners.

Mark Hackett, Project Manager at commented: “It’s interesting to see the thing Britons’ just can’t live without are often the classic, home comforts, such as microwaves and home heating that can make life that little bit easier.

“It’s also great to see that whilst mod cons like digital TV are among the top ten, Great British favourites such as a cup of tea or coffee are still firm favourites. We all have our home comforts and shouldn’t take them for granted.”

Those in Liverpool (63%) were most likely to not be able to live without their home comforts, followed by Edinburgh (31%), whilst those in Manchester (28%) cherished their home comforts including Wi-Fi, microwave, and home heating.