Maybe you are preparing to move to a new home. Or have you decided to change the central heating system of your residence. In either case the question “What heating should I put in my house?” it will definitely concern you a lot. Home heating systems are a very big issue for every household, no matter the place located. The seasons when we turned on the central heating system from the middle of autumn, have passed irrevocably. The heating costs are big nowdays and everyone looking for economical solutions and alternatives.
Nowadays there are numerous options that will help you maintain a pleasant environment inside your home, without worrying about your wallet. Before deciding how to keep the cold out of your Home, you should know the pros and cons of each option, in order to get a comprehensive picture of the issue of Heating.
We are willing to help you make the best choice according to your needs, in a mean of space and budget. We have create this guide to Home Heating systems. We will explain in a very simple way the basic features and advantages or even disadvantages, of the four most popular options that are in the market .
Below we present some of the most important points, that will answer your question about “What heating system should you put in your house”.
Heating systems we could use in home
Natural Gas Installation
Natural gas is one of the most economical solutions for home heating. The gas distribution network is constantly expanding, offering a lucrative alternative to numerous areas of Attica, Thessaloniki and Thessaly.
Things you need to know about gas heating systems
- Natural gas is a natural product and is the friendliest conventional fuel, not only for the environment but also for humans.
- It is lighter than air. In practice, this means that in the event of a leak, it does not accumulate, thus eliminating the risk of explosion.
- Natural gas can replace all alternative forms of energy, as it has numerous uses in the House except for space heating: hot water supply, cooking, baking and air conditioning are the most important.
- It comes to your Home through the installed network and is very easy to use.
- Compared to oil, the savings in heating exceed 40%. For hot water supply and cooking, the savings compared to electricity exceed 70%.
- No refueling required. Once connected to the grid, natural gas will be at your disposal at any time.
- Want to know more about gas and the steps you need to follow to connect to the grid? Download the Heating Guide we prepared and find all the answers!
Many of us have connected the air conditioner with the hot days of summer but as time goes by, more and more people use it to warm up in winter as well. It seems like a very advantageous solution since it saves you from having to turn on the central heating. How economical, but is the air conditioning solution for Home Heating really?
Some things you need to know about air conditioners heating systems
- If you have a conventional air conditioner and you want to calculate the electricity consumption, you can multiply the absorbed power of the air conditioner (W) by its operating hours on the charge per kilowatt hour (KWh) from PPC.
- The consumption of an Inverter air conditioner is more difficult to calculate since the compressor is not running continuously. What you can know for sure, though, is that it is directly related to its operating hours.
- Do not rush to choose a device before doing market research to compare parameters such as power consumption. Differences between manufacturers can be very large.
- The insulation of the space plays an important role in the efficiency of the air conditioner and the energy savings.
- The air conditioner as a means of heating, admittedly, causes dryness in the room. In this case it is advisable to activate the dehumidification function, if there is or the purchase of a dehumidifier.
- If the question “What heating should I put in my house?” tend to heating with electricity, you can find more alternatives in our article: “Economical Electric Heating: Top 4 Options for Your Home!”
Pellet stoves heating systems
Pellet stoves are devices of state-of-the-art technology, which at the same time ensure very high efficiency, heating autonomy and reduced pollutants. Fuel consumption is very low, which makes pellet stoves an ideal choice for heating the whole house. The savings start at 40% and can go up to 60% compared to oil.
Useful things about Pellet Stoves heating systems
- Pellet stoves are divided into two categories, air heaters and water pellet stoves or radiators.
- Pellet stove heaters, through the combustion of the pellet, produce hot air which diffuses into the space.
- Water pellet stoves or radiators have essentially the same function as a boiler. After connecting to the home heating system, they heat the water through pellet combustion. The water is then channeled to the
- radiators of the House. Thus, the whole house is heated and hot water is produced, which can be used for any use, without changing the pipes and bodies.
- Compared to simple wood stoves, pellet stoves are up to 5 times more efficient.
- Their operation requires the supply of electricity. An opening must also be made for the smoke to escape. Therefore, the evaluated professional you will choose should study the installation location.
- Pellet stoves are available in a very wide range of prices. Starting from € 500 they can exceed € 2,000 depending on certain factors. Their purchase cost depends on the size of the stove, its type and power.
Oil boiler heating systems
What heating should I put in my house instead of oil? If your Home Heating is based on an existing oil burner and you find it difficult to change the system, then there are some steps you can take to heat your Home more efficiently and economically, such as regular burner cleaning. Certainly refueling the burner with oil is a “painful” process for your wallet, but with a few small interventions you will be able to turn on the heating of your home without fear!
To reduce oil consumption of the oil burner and consequently, the heating costs, there are two directions you can follow. First one concerns the increase of the systems efficiency, using the right radiators. Second, the reduction of the thermal losses to the external environment.
Note, that for each of them, there are alternative ways that will help you achieve the desired result. Many of the secrets are present in our guide. Now, it’s up to you to make a better research and fing the best solution to your home.