If you are looking for a heating solution for your home, it is not uncommon to become overwhelmed by the number of options available. On this page, we want to help you to find the most cost-effective heating for your home.
Heating a Small Room
If you are heating a small room, then the most cost-effective heating option for you would be a small portable heater. There is no sense in putting up the cash for a huge heater if you only ever want one room heated at a time.
We know that portable heaters are not the most energy-efficient products in the world, but since you are on this page, it is likely that your primary concern will be more about the cost of running the system and, for ad-hoc single room heating, then you are not going to find anything that is more cost-efficient than any other option out there.
Whole House Heating
If you want to ensure that you have even heat throughout your home, then you should always opt for a gas ducted heating system. Gas is far, far cheaper than electricity in Australia. This means that you will already be saving a substantial sum of cash off of your energy bills. This means that if you do live in a property that has a gas pipe heading into it, then gas will always be the way to go for your heating system.
With a ducted heater installation, the system will be pulling cold air out of the rooms and warming it up, before pumping that hot air back into the room. The temperature of the air will be based upon whatever you set with the thermostat. With some of the more sophisticated systems, you will be able to split your property up into several zones. This means that you may have control over the temperature of individual rooms. This can make your system even more cost-effective as you will not be paying to heat up rooms that you are not currently in.
While it is impossible to predict exactly how much you would be spending on your energy bills each year with this type of system, the average cost for a medium-sized home should sit around the $1,000 mark. Of course, this will also be dependent on how the system is set-up e.g. whether you have set up zones in your property and what temperature the heater is set at.
Even if you think beyond the costs of the system, many people prefer ducted heating systems due to the aesthetics of them. They are much smaller than other heating units. You would barely be able to spot them unless you knew they were there.
Regular Heater Service
It is worth noting that no matter what heater installation you opt for, unless you are having regular heater service carried out, it is never going to be all that cost-effective. Poorly maintained heaters can add a huge sum of cash to your energy bill. Bear this in mind if you want to ensure that you get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to cost-effective heating.