Should I Have Electric Or Gas Heating?

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During winter or whenever the weather is gloomy, you rely on the shelter of your home a lot more, especially loving to use the heating to create a warm atmosphere that is a shelter from the harsh conditions outside. The drawback of heating your house is the impact on your energy bill.

This is why so many people take notice and work to find ways to be as energy-efficient as possible, both to keep their bills down and to have less of an impact on the environment. That usually means deciding on a choice between electric or gas heating.

But which is better? Here are a few of the differences between the two.

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What’s The Difference?

Gas-based systems usually rely on a central boiler to burn fuel which then heats the water. The water is then circulated throughout your home to pipes and radiators, which heat the air in your rooms. Electric systems typically rely on separate heating appliances rather than a central boiler.

Pros of Electric Heating

Electric heating has a lot of different products available, so is adaptable to whatever your needs are. They usually come with smart heating controls that allow you to manage your heating more efficiently, while also having no carbon dioxide emissions that will harm the environment. Energy tariffs could help you pay less for your electricity if you use it at certain times only.

Cons of Electric Heating

Electricity is usually more expensive than gas and can be costly to install some devices. You’ll also find older heaters may not be as efficient and could contain asbestos. Not buying modern models could lead to overheated rooms, causing a loss of energy and higher bills.

Pros of Gas Heating

Gas heating is easier to control across your home than having to manage many different devices. It is usually cheaper to run your gas system than an electric system. Modern boilers are also more energy-efficient.

Cons of Gas Heating

Gas boilers burn fossil fuels for heat, so they contribute to global warming. Older systems can also be dangerous and leak carbon dioxide, which is very dangerous. Boilers often need more maintenance than electric systems, meaning you’ll have to pay a gas safety engineer yearly to check on your system. A gas and oil boiler ban will be coming into effect in newbuild homes from 2025.

Electric Heating Grants from UK Energy Management

If you’re looking to make heating upgrades but are worried about the prices, you can apply for electric and gas heating grants through UK Energy Management (NE) Limited. Simply fill out an online form and if successful we can come to your property for a free no-obligation survey, then install your energy-saving measures as soon as we can.

Call today on 0191 466 1185 if you have any questions about grants, or visit our website now to explore our full range of services and submit your online form.

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