While pellet burners are more efficient than most log burners, you still face the same issues as the wood burner – cost and storage. Many pellet burners also use electricity which increases the overall cost of running the burner.
If you only want to heat your bedroom for an hour or so before you get into bed, then a small electric heater may be all you need. If you need a solution for keeping your lounge warm where you spend much more time during the day, you may want to look for another one.
Natural gas heaters have fairly high running costs, making it very expensive to use as a central heating system. LPG heaters can actually make rooms more damp, and you have to leave a door open to make sure air continues to circulate. Compared to most other forms of heating, LPG heaters are fairly dangerous and unhealthy.
Heat Pumps – the better choice for Christchurch
Heat pumps are very energy efficient for heating large areas for long periods of time. Heat pumps also constantly circulates and filters the air to make sure only clean fresh air is brought into your home. This helps keep your home dry, as well as warm, reducing the risk of colds and flu.
With a whole range of energy-saving features like the 7-Day timer, 3D i-Sensor and WiFi control, heat pumps let you control your home’s comfort with the touch of a button, even if you aren’t home. Plus, heat pumps have the added bonus of air conditioning your home during Canterbury's summer months.