The cold slowly appears and we are all looking for ways to warm up. Here comes our need for economical heating systems, as oil price has reached the heights.
We, did a research for you. We find the best ways to warm up economical and we are ready to present them to you.
If you have autonomous heating and you want to use the oil boiler, although in recent years it is one of the most expensive options, you can reduce the operating costs of the system by doing some small “interventions” of low cost.
Boiler maintenance – burner
Ask your technician to set it to the minimum thermal power that can operate at high efficiency. This will save 5-15% depending on the age of the boiler. This will cost you from 100-200 euros.
Installation of a compensation system
Automatically regulates the temperature of the heating water according to the weather conditions. As the outside temperature drops, so does the heat transferred to the premises. This way you save 15-30% and the cost of installing this system is 1000-1500 euros.
They are placed in each body separately (cost 25 € each). Thus, it is regulated according to the needs of each space. This way you save up to 30% on fuel.
Gas or LPG boiler
In this case it is good to have the thermostat at a constant temperature. The ideal temperature is between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius. Also be careful not to cover the bodies with furniture as this significantly reduces their performance.
If you can afford it, dare to change the oil boiler with a gas boiler. Its combustion causes the least possible pollution compared to all other fuels. On the other hand, natural gas is 30-35% cheaper than oil, which means that you will have depreciated in 4 years.
The pluses of natural gas:
- Save space as it can be placed on the balcony
- Reduced maintenance requirements
- Automatic switching from natural gas to LPG and vice versa
- Whether you have a gas or oil boiler, you should use radiators
Although the heat pump has a high installation cost, in case you are preparing your house now, it is one of the most economical options in terms of savings. It does not burn any fuel, operates on electricity and makes use of the hot air from the environment.
It can be connected to the radiators but the best option is to connect to fan coil units, which have the ability to produce both cooling and heating, which means that you do not need radiators and air conditioners, nor water heaters since with a connection you can always have hot water.
The cost of the heat pump is around 6500 euros and the time you will pay it off is 8 years.
Inverter air conditioner
For those who choose an air conditioner for your heating, prefer Inverter technology. They can be 30% more expensive than conventional air conditioners but consume 40% less energy.
It is worth noting that the Inverter is beneficial for those who use more than 1 hour a day.
The machine you choose should be suitable for the square footage of the room. If you force the machine to cover the space it will burn more electricity. Therefore, consult a specialist before making such a purchase.
Wood stove or a pellet one
A wood stove that costs around 400 euros is definitely a cheaper choice than a pellet stove that costs around 1200 euros.
Pellet, however, emits less pollutants into the atmosphere and is a recyclable material. Pellet is compressed wood or agricultural products and burns more slowly.
The radiator operates with current with the natural flow of air. What it does do is pull down and take out the hot air. It does not dry the atmosphere while adjusting the thermostat saves energy.
These are made of firebricks and have a larger volume and are more expensive but in case they operate with the night power they make great savings. They can be set to turn on automatically at night to charge power and operate during the day with energy already stored. The already stored energy can be used 24-48 hours later with little loss.
This is a device that is placed next to the shower faucet and heats the bath water for as long as you have it running. The energy you save by using it is very large and definitely worth it especially if you have a large family.
Some of you may find it excessive but there are people who get very cold on their feet. This mat keeps the feet warm while it is also suitable for office spaces.
Using it, you isolate the cold coming from the floor, keep your feet warm and regulate your body temperature faster, especially when you are still. This mat is also ideal for your pets.
This is a radiator with a wooden cover, rounded corners and hidden switch connections for complete safety. It is definitely suitable for children’s rooms and you can order it with a design of your choice.
The traditional fireplace does not offer any heating in the house. It can heat anything in front of it, but in essence, whatever hot air it puts in lets so much cold air in.
Prefer lining with firebricks and not with cast iron. The cast iron heats up quickly but freezes when the fireplace is extinguished, while the opposite happens with the firebrick.
Some tips just for your eyes
Find dry wood. They have radial cracks and their bark is easily detached. Do not burn furniture or anything other than wood intended for fireplaces.
Avoid fir and pine wood because it is dangerous. Prefer olive and oak wood because it burns longer.
Briquettes made from 100% recyclable material are twice as expensive as wood but provide 60% more heat than that. They leave no ash and have almost zero carbon dioxide emissions.
Do a good chimney sweep once a year if you use it often to avoid catching fire.
We believe we manages to inform you about all the economical ways of heating your residence. As you see there are many opportunities, so you can choose the best one fits you.