All electrical heating is 100% efficient. Every nickel you spend is converted into usable heat unlike other sources, they just go up the chimmney. The type you choose depends on you and where you are. You can go baseboard, there is a calculation a qualified electrician will make for you so you get the right wattage per room. This relies on the convection current principle to circulate the warm air. You can get an electric arc furnace which uses forced air like the oil and gas one. They are very quiet, of course efficient and have the "feeling" of warmth because of the felt air. This of course is your option if you need central a/c as well. You can go with radiant heat panels in your ceiling that fit between the strapping on your rafters. So you have a clean sheet rock ceiling. Radiant panels don't heat the air, they heat objects in that room. You can also go with radiant heat inlaid in your flooring or subflooring heating the concrete, tiles, hardwood or whatever.
So depending on where you live, you have to pick what's right for your locale. It's clean, it's cheaper than fuels, require zero maintenance, and you don't waste any of your money. Gotta like that.
AndyAnswerI think Andy must work for the power company. Electricity is most definitely not cheaper than gas, although with the way gas prices have been going, it might become that way.
Electric resistance heat does indeed convert 100% of the incoming energy to heat. But per amount of incoming energy, you pay a lot more for electricity than you do for gas. You can get new gas furnaces that are 96% efficient. One can argue that 4% inneficiency is infinitely greater than 0% inneficiency, but unless the energy prices go totally topsy turvy, it still remains cheaper to heat with gas.
One thing that is overlooked in the above arguments is that with both electric resistance heat and gas heat, the incoming energy must supply all of the heat. On the other hand, with a heat pump, the heat comes from the outside air, and the electricity is used only to move it inside. It works as an air conditioner in reverse. In this way, you can actually get more heat energy out than the energy coming into the house. The disadvantage is that heat pumps don't work if it gets too cold outside. The older ones would only work down to 0 degrees C, but I think some newer ones may work down to 0 degrees F.
The answer to the question really depends on what the climate is where you live. There's a book by Tretheway that you may find at your public library, to go into detail on the pros and cons of various systems.
A properly constructed well insulated house is the key to lower costs, no matter what you choose.AnswerGoing one step further, a geothermal heat pump should be most cost effective in the long run. These work just as in the second answer above, but the heat comes from ground water, which is a fairly constant temperature of about 55 degrees. This allows a much more efficient heat pump without the air temperature limits above. liquid is a great medium for heat transfer, so the heat exchanger is inside with a pump, not a big noisy fan.
Yes, heating your home with oil is a cost effective method. It does have its cons. You can weigh the pros and cons by clicking on the following link: http://www.servicemagic.com/article.show.Information-about-Home-Heating-Oil.15536.html
A home heating boiler is a woodburning water heating system that can potentially save you money on natural gas. If you cut your own wood and have an ample supply to burn, then a home heating boiler might be a great cost effective option.
If this question is about electrical home heating then use ten watts per square foot.
It cost about $65.95 but that is weird.
There are actually a good amount of advantages to home heating, especially when it comes to money. You can actually spend less if you use oil to heat up your house than you would with electrical heating. Most home heating oil companies allow you to check the price for your home yourself by filling out a price quota on their sites.
Solar home lighting, though more expensive to install is more cost effective to light your home with in the long run than most other ways to light your home.
Depends entirely on the size of the home and where you live.
There is really no set price for the cost of home heating oil and it’s really up to you to determine what the cost will be based off the company you choose to purchase from. Most home heating oil companies give you the option of calculating the price you would pay by filling out a price quota.
Natural gas is generally more cost effective since it cooks quicker and costs less.
Yes Hydronic heating systems is the best way to provide most comfortable environment around your home. And they are virtually silent & long lasting. Hydronic heating panels Melbourne are very effective in these days because they can be easily controlled by the humans and provides various heating options for them.
A heat-pump is the most cost effective air conditioning system. It will maintain the temperature in your home while expending the least amount of energy.
I'm paying $3.05 in Joppa, MD.
Contact a local residential heating oil supplier in your area. Websites for heating oil distributors should offer you a price quote on the current cost of home heating oil. A residential heating oil supplier will deliver directly to your home and usually offer emergency heating oil delivery if your tank is completely empty.
The cost of installing a central heating unit varies depending on where you live. On average you can expect to pay about $5,000 for a small system capable of cooling a 1,400 square foot home.
There are several causes of home fires such as electrical. The three most common sources are small appliances, cooking, and heating.
They did not have them. The refrigerator as a home electrical appliance was invented in 1913.
It takes equipment that is not cost effective $1200 to get started
It depends on what type of heating system you want to install. Heat pumps range from $3000 to $12000. Alot of it depends on the size of your home.
The most cost effective way to print large documents is to print them out on your home computer or at the office. If you do not have a printer at home or in the office you can print them off at Staples for 15 cents a page.
It is not always the case that cooling is more expensive than heating. It depends on the type of system you have and your utility rates. It also varies based on your location. You can find out the most cost effective way to heat and/or cool your home with an advanced load calculation. Then you can decide what type of equipment to use.
In the winter time heating cost rise. It is best to keep your shades open during the day so the sun can help heat your home.
"Well, it is more eco-friendly than burning wood and contributing to our global earth pollution. So I would encourage you to check it out. You can purchase electrical heating at Home Depot."