For the folks with houses and climates that require heating, this question comes up every time the power bill comes in – what sort of heating is best?
Should we consider using hard fuels or use gas, is a central heating system better or a furnace more relevant – what about space heaters?
Choosing wisely will make your home less expensive
A good decision is based on many factors, some of which involve the needs of your family – if you live in a small 3 bedroom house, then using air conditioning might be a good idea.
Or maybe you don’t live in a climate that requires the usage of boilers and heaters and central units and all you need is some more extra heat during the winter season.
Either way this decision will make your home life a lot more enjoyable and make your electricity bills sink down further than ever before.
Considering the need for heating comes naturally, we’ve survived through an ice age with the help of fire and the insulation of clothing and so you should consider the option of further insulating your home.
It is a big initial investment, however, with a combination with a good heating system like air conditioning, you will save quite a lot more money than you would initial invest.
Though that might not be necessary if you choose a good heating process of the house – as hot air rises through the house, it wants to escape through the roof – so insulate the attic space and get a central boiler system and you’re golden.
Boiler heating systems
This is one of the more old school ways of doing it, which have many variants – some use electricity to heat some elements in a coil, others use fire with pellets or hardwoods – it all depends on your area.
Some places in the US have access to good pellet and hardwood supplies and the cost there is quite low, other places don’t really get them and so they can be expensive to acquire.
Consider air conditioning
Air conditioning is the staple of modern heating systems and it also doubles as a cooling system during the summer – it’s powered by electricity and blows hot air into the room by heating it up in coils.
It passes air through the heated elements, which is done with electricity, and them a fan distributes the heated air into the room – there are some really good, energy efficient brands out there.
So depending on the area of the country you are in as well as the access to resources you have, consider air conditioning or radiators with a central heating system – it might change your life.