The convenience of heating with electricity is undeniable. With the increased availability of renewable electricity, it's increasingly becoming a top choice for heating solutions. But, good planning is key to maximizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness when heating with electricity. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your electric heating system.
If you live in a cold or moderate climate, you might be thinking about switching to electric heating. Here's how it works.
The electric system is different from the conventional heating system, in which heated water circulates in order to distribute heat. For an electrical heating system, it's often as simple as connecting it to a power source and a basic wall socket.
When you use an electric heater, a current is carried through a wire that is then connected to the power source. When the heating conductor heats up, it produces a resistance. The point at which the resistors meet is known as the junction.
Important: electricity is needed for every heating system. That's because pumps and control units also need to be supplied with power in order to work.
There are two methods of emitting heat
Electric heaters emit heat in different ways, depending on the room. For example, an electric radiant heating system will emit heat in the same way as the sun by emitting thermal energy without needing to use a medium - unlike convection, which requires a transfer medium of hot air circulated by an integral fan. This is why many people find radiant heat to be more comfortable and pleasant than convection.
There are many different types of electric heaters available, but each type will have their own unique features and benefits.
When heating, there are two main ways to deal with it - by heat over time and vs. a direct form of heat. Direct heats work through either convection or radiation; when on, they produce instant heat.
A lot of people use electricity to warm their home, but there are two other types of heating as well. Electric storage heaters provide a backup for when the power goes out and for periods when it's not in use. They store energy in an outside container like stone or water instead. The best-known version is probably a form of heating called night storage heating, which heats the house with a time delay even after the switch has been turned off.
To save money on heating expenses, many people are turning to electricity over natural gas or oil.
Is it possible to heat your home cheaply with electricity? No general answer can be given to this. It depends greatly on the way and where electric heating is used. If for example, it is used as interim heating in a rarely used room, it is undoubtedly cheaper than using the old system of heating that one room. It can also be used economically in a very well insulated house with low demand for heat.
The question of electricity-heating still persists, especially because operation and acquisition costs need to be taken into account here. The investment threshold is low, and it doesn't involve a high capital risk. A crucial factor in the question of costs is the operation and associated power consumption. *If you generate your own electricity through a solar or power-generating heating system, then you'll have lower costs.