So, which is it really? Let’s take a quick peek on how each one works.
Gas Central Heating vs. Electric Central Heating
Ducted Central Heating on the other hand just uses electricity. A large heat pump transfers the warmer air from outside your home and transfers it through ducts into each room of your house.
Central Heating Pros and Cons
If gas is used for both your hot water and central heating because that can help lower the cost since the fixed charge covers both. You also need to consider the cost of connecting the household’s gas mains, which can be upwards of $1500. You’ll also never find yourself ‘caught short’ with gas cylinders running out, leaving high and dry until you can get some delivered.
With electric central heating, you’ll need to consider the efficiency of your electricity consumption. If your house is already getting electricity from the grid, you won’t face any extra connection charges.
The Costs of Central Heating
Consumer NZ also found that heat pumps had the lowest national median running costs for space heating, followed by natural gas, then night store or underfloor electric heating. Next were wood pellet burners, then wood burners, followed by LPG fluid heaters and electricity resistance heaters.
The beauty of electric central heating is that the amount of heat produced is greater than the amount of electricity used. The running costs are lower compared to the alternatives. If you are switching from gas, you will get to save a lot!
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