What is the best type of heating?

Winter is coming

Cold weather often makes us want to snuggle up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and a good movie on the TV. However, by spending more time at home, we are using more light, heating and electronics than usual, to keep us warm and entertained, which leads to an increase in your energy bill.

Winter is coming and the question we often get is: What´s the best way to heat up your home? The answer does vary depending on a number of factors, however, in this blog we have collected some important factors.

Some of the factors that will determine the best heating solution for your home is, local climate conditions, the insulation of the building, the size of your home and the number of rooms.

Gas: A good option if you have access to the national network

Gas is the most widely used way of heating up your home, the reason is linked with the fact that 1.700 towns and cities all over Spain are connected to the pipes of the national gas network.

Some of the advantages that comes with gas, you do not need to worry about storing the fuel, since it is piped straight into your home.

The heat is instant and evenly distributed.

This type of heating is relevant for both the small apartments and big houses.

Electric radiators: a portable radiator for smaller places

This option of heating is also very widely used. The massive advantages with electric radiators is that you can store them elsewhere in the summer and only have them out when needed, all you have to do, is to plug in it. This is perfect for a hot climate like in Spain, where heating is only needed for a limited time period.

Electric radiators is also perfect for small apartment or if you simply want to heat one small room up. It is therefore not recommended for large houses.

Underfloor heating: stable heating for colder winters

Under floor heating is a lovely way to evenly distribute the heating in a house, especially in places where the winters are a little longer. The heat radiates up from the floor and is distributed in a uniform way throughout the house.

However, underfloor heating is fairly expensive to install, since all the floor in your home needs to be ripped up to install it. It is also only recommended in permanent housing, since the system works best if it is kept on at all time and only the amount of heating will be changed throughout the year and not turned off.

Heat pump/Air conditioner : Great choice for second homes

The heat pump is a multi-use form of heating, that both provide heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.

They are quite easy and cheap to install and very quick to heat up your home. 

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