Winter is knocking at your door now! It’s time to decide what type of heater will fit your needs. Some units are cheap in price, but expensive to operate in the long run. One that you’ll run for several hours every night could cost you $100, and will produce as high as 750 kg of CO2. Oil column heaters heat slowly, but are safe to operate, while fan and convection heaters produce limited heat. Oil column heaters are slow to heat, but are safe to operate even if unattended that is why they are a good choice for bedrooms.

If your area is big, it’s recommended to purchase a gas heater or a reverse-type cycle air-conditioner. The reason is that they give you more heat at lower costs than electric heaters. However, one drawback of gas type is that it needs plenty of ventilation. Regardless of the kind of heating unit you prefer, use it properly and efficiently. Remember that for every degree beyond 21 degrees Celsius that you heat, you add around 10% to your heating cost. Therefore, decide carefully when choosing your unit, and get sufficient heating for your home at lower cost.

Advantages of electric heating

  • It’s clean – No stains or anything to clean up.
  • It’s healthy – Renewable electricity is highly recommended because it is better for the environment and for your family. Its electric heat pumps filter the air and clean it. It is cost effective and efficient.
  • It is versatile – There is always an electric heater that will fit your home whatever the space is, and whatever the usage is.
  • It is efficient – Electric heating is 100% efficient. The heating ratio is 100 units of produced heat for every 100 units of energy used. Its heat pump records an amazing 300 percent efficiency rating.

Based on your choice…

Purchase, installation and operational costs plus your needs and preferences equals a good heater. If your family uses only a few hours per day indoor, running cost may not be a big factor for consideration. But if you usually spend more time indoor, then running costs may be critical.

Have you noticed that this is not a DIY job due to a lot of sensitive factors to consider? It’s better you seek the help of a licensed company offering flat rate on materials and labor in installing a heater.