The closer you live to the Equator the warmer it is; however, the further away you live the colder it gets; this is why you should be well prepared if you live in Canada, some parts of the United States, the UK and other parts of Europe and the world. Winter is probably the season that not many people looked forward to arrive; however, this is a completely different situation for children and some adults – I absolutely love winter as it reminds me that Christmas is around the corner, this is when all my family gets together and spend great moments together; although one thing I absolutely dislike is a cold house, it completely destroys the meaning of “home sweet home” but the alternative is paying absolutely ridiculous gas or electricity bills to keep a warm house.
Keeping your home warmth with gas
Although we recently suffer from a financial crisis, many gas, electricity and oil providers decided to increase the price for the services provided and the worse part is that the colder it gets the more expensive it becomes; this is why selecting the most efficient choice will help you save a lot of money and cold nights – even with the introduction of different alternatives, gas continues to be the cheapest option available but while you might already have a gas central heating.
It might be a good idea to check that it is actually effective with a power saving monitor, this will help you decide if a new central heating will save you money over time - as a general rule any central heating, in particular gas boilers must be changed after a certain period of time in order to receive the benefits of cheaper fuel, central heating are becoming more efficient by the day so it might be a very good investment to change your old heating system.
Gas Central Heating: Pros and Cons
This is a very effective and cost efficient way to keep your house warm during the cold months; it consists of a boiler or heating equipment that processes gas to produce heat and distribute it throughout the house or part of it with the use of radiators (this is done by water or very hot steam). Although it is a very popular heating system, you must consider the pros and cons in terms of costs and maintenance and decide if it is the most appropriate for you.
Pros of a Gas Central Heating
- There is not need to store fuel: the gas is piped directly to your home.
- Depending where you live, this might be the cheaper option available.
- Replacing an old boiler for a new one is a straightforward process.
- It is a clean and eco-friendly system.
- It requires less maintenance work that other heating systems.
Cons of a Gas Central Heating
- Gas prices raises dramatically with an extreme winter.
- Gas prices are rising at a higher rate than electricity.
- Installing a gas central heating in a new house could be a very expensive exercise.
- A faulty central heating could increase your fuel bills considerably.
- A gas safe register approved heating engineer is required to fix any fault.
There are many ways in which you can control how the heat is piped to the radiators (thermostats, time switches, electronic systems and the normal radiator valve) but regardless of you preferred option, a gas boiler should be upgraded after 15 years of use – this will save you money and be more eco-friendly – the newer versions are built to be more efficient and protect the environment.
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