The price of energy has been rising steadily in recent years and heating and electricity costs are now an important part of your budget. This article is intended to help you choose High Performance HVAC Heating and Cooling and the most cost-effective energy to heat your home.
Heating with city gas
This energy brings comfort and savings and requires no storage or supply (just connect to the city gas). Today, it enjoys excellent value for money despite the annual rise in gas prices. It is also an efficient heating mode, thanks to technological advances gas boilers are increasingly efficient and do not consume as much energy as older models. It is, therefore, possible to save money by replacing your old boiler. The installation of a gas boiler is the cheapest solution compared to other types of boilers (heat pump, wood, pellets, fuel oil).
Heating with fuel
Oil is an energy less and less put forward because it consumes a lot of energy. It is a last resort choice for homes not connected to gas that can not install a heat pump. Fuel oil allows a rapid and homogeneous diffusion of heat and is ideal for heating large areas. Since the cost of fuel oil is directly linked to the price of oil, the prices are therefore very variable. However, thanks to the new condensing boilers, it is possible to save energy while heating with oil. Note that this type of boiler takes up space, you must also install a tank and provide an annual supply.
Heat with a heat pump
There are two types of very common PACs. The air-water model and the air-air model. The difference between the two systems lies in the mode of diffusion of heat.
Aerothermal (by air water) is an ecological and economical heating system . The principle is simple: the heat pump captures the heat that is in the outside air and then restores it in your heating circuit to heat the water of your water radiators. This solution is very efficient and can save up to 60% in replacement of an old oil boiler. However, the installation cost represents a fairly large investment.
Heating with wood
It is today the cheapest energy on the market. Wood can be found in many forms: logs, pellets or wafers. Supply differs from region to region, so be sure to check for suppliers near you before choosing this solution. This fuel will also require a storage location. You can heat yourself with a boiler or stove.
The pellet stove can heat small areas (less than 100m²) or be used as additional heating. Economical, programmable and design it also benefits from a good quality / price ratio.
Heating yourself with solar energy
The sun is a source of free, inexhaustible and 100% ecological heat. This energy must however be supplemented by extra. The installation is very expensive and less profitable in less sunny areas.
It’s one of the most expensive energies. As the initial investment cost is low and the use simple, electricity initially appears attractive. But if we think about the long term, it is more advantageous to opt, if possible, for another solution. The electric heaters being very energy-consuming they will be advised for the houses of small surfaces and very well insulated or in addition to a heating with the wood.
Propane is a liquefied gas. It is an alternative for those who can not be connected to natural gas. It can be used for cooking, heating and hot water production.
Simple to install, the cost of supplying and installing the tank (necessary for fuel storage) is often borne by the propane supplier. The price of this energy is higher than fuel but it evolves less quickly.