Examining the Benefits of Gas vs Electric Heating
When it comes to heating one’s home, consumers are often confused as to which is the cheapest and most efficient option. For many, they just go with what is already installed in their property, but for others, such as people considering a new build or the installation of underfloor heating, making the right choice can save money and make their homes more energy efficient.
The general consensus is that gas is the cheapest form of heating fuel, as at standard rates, electricity costs around three times as much per kWh. With a modern condensing boiler, and an efficient heating system it can be cheaper still, and gas heating is more controllable.
However, if a gas supply needs to be connected to a new or existing property, this can increase costs dramatically, especially if a boiler and radiators need to be installed. Overall then, gas should be considered as an option when possible and wherever possible in conjunction with efficient systems such as underfloor heating.