Low-cost solutions to heat your home

As Europe still experiencing economic recession and the temperature falls day by day, citizens of the european countries are seeking for low-cost solutions to heat their homes. Thus, energement tried to gather the most economical ways in which spaces can be heated.

Electric Space Heaters

One of the best solutions for space heating could be the use of electric space heaters. Especially in the case where the residents use specific rooms, those rooms can be isolated and be heated without spending money on heating rooms that are not in use.  They are thought to be economical as its purchase cost is small, you can find a small one even at $20. Moreover, utility costs can be small too especially in comparison with other solutions which are based on heating fuel, since its price in the majority of the countries is very high. At last, space heaters is feasible to heat a single room much quicker than a central heat will warm an entire house. Space heaters are also generally very energy efficient.

Fireplaces and Wood Burning Stoves

An additional inexpensive method to heat your home is to use a fireplace or a wood burning stove. People should be very careful in what type of material they burn in order to avoid use timbers that may give off toxic pollutants when burned. Note that wood fires (including combustion heaters) are banned by some councils, especially in high-density areas. An open fire creates a cosy atmosphere, but up to 90% of the heat is lost up the chimney. As Ashley Eldridge, director of education for the Chimney Safety Institute of America, or CSIA says “Fireplaces are designed primarily as entertainment-oriented appliances. They are not designed for heating large areas.” An issue that can be solved by upgrading your fireplace to an energy efficient fireplace.  

Alternative stoves

Using corn or wood pellets have recently seen a huge rise in popularity. Wood oellets and corn are a much more affordable commodity than heating oil, or even natural gas. Many of these stoves are direct vent systems, meaning that no additional venting system or chimney is needed. One major advantage that alternative stoves offer is convenience. Because they range in size and capacity, a stove can be found to fit in most rooms of any home. The fuel is easily stored, and the stoves are effortlessly controlled with thermostats.

Vent-Free Propane Heaters

Moreover, you can also heat your home with a vent-free propane heater, a method that is well-known for burning hot and clean. Only a small amount of propane is required to produce a lot of heat, so you will not go through a lot of it. Vent-free propane heaters work by heating the air then circulating it for optimal heat distribution throughout your home. One big advantage of using propane heaters in your home is that they do not require any electricity. So when the power goes out, your heat does not. 

Solar Power

A fast growing field is this of photovoltaics. Photovoltaics are based on solar power, a power that is good, environmentally friendly, free, clean, and available every day. You don’t have to live in an overly warm and sunny climate to take advantage of solar power. The costs of solar power systems have come down more than 80 percent over the past two decades as more people choose to go solar.

Geothermal Heating Systems

You can also purchase a geothermal heating system, which uses a compressor system that extracts heat from a refrigerator. These systems do use some electricity, but it is a lot less than what you would use to run an electric central heating system. Geothermal heating systems are also much better for the environment. Geothermal heating systems can be a great way to save on both heating and cooling costs, although the installation cost can scare off some people.

Keeping your home comfortable through the chill of winter is a balancing act. The key is to carefully assess your requirements and choose a system that delivers the right amount of warmth where you need it, so that you don’t use energy needlessly and rack up whopping bills in the process. “Any form of artificial heating is going to cost money, so it’s essential to use it as effectively as possible,” says Ausgrid’s Energy-Efficiency Specialist Paul Myors. “The number one thing is not to overheat your home. For every degree above 21°C, you add about 10 per cent to your bill.”

You can find more information by clicking on http://www.alternative-heating.com/

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