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Electric central heating vs. gas central heating

Which of the two should you opt for? We take a quick look at the pros and cons.

Electric central heating

The main benefit of installing electric central heating is that it is available to homes not on the gas grid. In addition, electric night storage heaters are easier to install than gas central heating apparatus, as far as central heating installation goes, mainly because they require fewer parts.

 

In terms of cons, it is worth noting that electric central heating is often more expensive as electricity unit prices are up to four times more costly than gas prices. On top of this, electric central heating storage heaters do not provide instant control. This means you will have to plan your heating needs ahead as switching the heating on at night means it will heat up for the next morning. More information can be found here on YouTube.

 

Gas central heating

The main advantage of gas central heating is that it is cheaper, per unit, than electricity. On top of this, gas boilers are getting more and more efficient. Replacing an old boiler with a new energy efficient one is pretty straightforward in terms of the installation process. You can look into getting a new boiler here.

 

However, gas central heating is not without its problems. Gas prices continue to rise, and although they remain lower per unit than electricity costs, they are far from cheap. Another problem which faces some homes is that they are not connected to the gas grid. Getting connected can prove lengthy and costly. Gas central heating boilers should also be serviced regularly to ensure they are in good working order. More information can be found here on YouTube.

 

For more information, a no obligation estimate for any form of work related to central heating like servicing, please call 07449526624 or contact us using the contact form on our home page.

 

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