Heating Your Home: Gas Or Electric?

If you live in a country like the UK, which I do, then unfortunately you have to put up with many months of cold weather. In fact, the temperature rarely raises above zero degrees for quite possibly three to four months in a year. Also, there is no doubt that sometimes in the summer months it can get cold, so you need to take the chill off in your home.

With smart technology in the home now becoming more available, it’s fantastic that you can turn your heating on before you arrive home, so that when you do get home you can walk into a lovely, cosy warm home.

This, of course consequently results in the heating in your home being used a lot so I thought I would outline two different forms of heating that all of us use in our homes in the UK.

1. Gas

For many years the most common form of heating your home has been via gas and a boiler system that also usually heats the water. This may have been down to the fact that once installed it was a relatively cheap way of heating your home, but with the cost of natural gas spiraling this is no longer the case, and environmentally it is not really helping protect the environment for our future generations.

2. Electric

I have arrived at the point where our heating system now needs to be changed and my usual way of looking for the best ways of anything new I need to do when it comes to our home, means that I jump on the internet.

I came across a product called Ecostrad VeeSmart. My curiosity was instantly aroused and I wanted to know more. Some of the key features include Bluetooth which is controlled via a mobile or tablet app which also allows for a customised seven-day heating schedule which you can create to suit your family’s needs.

I was now very interested where could I find out more about this product, and I came across a website that supplied what I was looking for Electric Radiators Direct. What made me investigate further was electric heating is really the future. It’s carbon free, it’s perfect for use with sustainable energy and it can also take advantage of SMART electronic technology.

There was a time that electric couldn’t compete with gas, but those days are truly long gone nowadays. Electric are well designed, easy to maintain and very economical. They’re also very easy to fit in your home, and very importantly available at affordable prices.

With fossil fuels becoming more expensive and scarcer this form of heating such as the black electric radiator is the solution for the future and beyond.

What I particularly like about this radiator is first of all, most importantly, it is very elegant to look at, and the designer slate black finish is fantastic. Some other key features is a Bluetooth electric heating element, 24/7 programming functions, timer and anti-frost heating modes which is very useful in cold Great Britain. It also comes in lots of sizes and one I noticed was a vertical one which would be perfect for my kitchen where there is limited wall space, and would look perfect with my black granite worktops.

So after doing lots of research and the fact that renewable energy is where the energy industry is heading and I can operate my heating all from an app on my phone. Couple this with the fact that fossil fuels are running out. I have decided that I will in the near future be changing our heating in the home to electric, which will hopefully help the environment, and protect our children’s future.

If you were changing the heating in your home, would you consider electric? I would to hear. You will be surprised how it has improved and changed since the dark ages of electric storage heaters.

2 thoughts on “Heating Your Home: Gas Or Electric?

  1. Interesting prospect that Nigel. I don’t know if I’d go electric for the entire house because there are benefits to having a combi-boiler. That said, we were seriously considering buying a house with a lot conversion and one of the rooms in the loft had no heating. The Ecostrand Veesmart would have been an ideal option for that room. Certainly an option to keep in mind I think.

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