As the end of the year approaches, so does the colder weather and with it – colder homes. Keeping your home comfortably warm throughout the colder months can be something of an uphill battle if you do not have a very efficient heating system. While most people would argue that gas central heating is the most cost effective way to heat a home because of the cost of mains gas compared to electricity; as you will see from the following article modern electric radiators may be a cheaper alternative.
Greater Surface Area Means Greater Heating Potential
When you are looking for the best supplier of heating, you may think like most people that because all electricity sources of the same wattage offer the same amount of electricity it doesn’t matter which electric heating company you choose. However, this is not strictly true. Just because two items have the same electricity efficiency does not mean they would heat the room as well as each other.
For instance, even if two items produce the same amount of heat, but one has a greater surface area, that one will heat a room faster and more efficiently. That is why it is important when choosing an electric heating company that you consider one like West Country Heating who offer radiators with generous 15 square feet of surface area.
Reason For Draughts
If there are draughts in your home or in particular rooms but you cannot locate their sources, they could be caused by the radiators you have and or not being installed in the right place or not being the right size. It is recommended that any specific point in a room should be no more than 13 ft away from a source of heat. If parts of the room are more than 13 ft away from the current sources of heat you are using, then this could be the cause of the draughts.
Surely Central Heating Is The Best Solution?
Central heating is generally considered by a lot of people to be the best way to heat an entire home. However, there are a number of downsides to this form of heating that you need to be aware of. You probably would opt for a wall thermostat at a central location in your home because you wouldn’t want to be running from room to room switching radiators on and off all day. The problem with a central heating thermostat is that it sends the same temperature of heat to all the radiators in your home.
This becomes a problem, in terms of the efficiency and cost of your heating, when you are spending most of your time in the living room and kitchen but heating up the bedrooms that are not used during the day too. When you have separate storage heaters in each room, you can then pick and choose the ones you have on and off and only use them when you need to.
When you take the fact that there is little to no maintenance require for modern storage radiators, with the above benefits, although mains gas and central heating may seem like cheaper options; the evidence suggests otherwise.