Whether you have occasional cold weather or harsher seasonal cold weather, there are some great heating options out there for your home. Installation costs and running costs will vary, so click here to consider the best option for you and your family’s needs. The following are the best method for heating water at home that will help you keep your family warm on chilly days.
Best home water heating methods
1: Gas heating
Gas heating is one of the main methods used for heating homes. Gas provides instant heat and hot water and is economical to run. Gas is the usual preferred first choice for keeping your home warm and for heating water in your home as it removes the need to heat a water boiler before (as with electric boilers). Heating with gas is a convenient, easy and economical way to heat your home.
2: Electric heating
The second most common home heating choice is electric heating. The two most common methods of providing heat in your home via electric water heating are either via water filled radiators or warm air conditioning. For additional warmth consider under floor heating. Floor heating involves a network of under floor heated cables in various rooms within your home which distribute warmth throughout your home more effectively than other electric heating methods that may be available.
As for heating hot water, a water boiler must be heated up first, which will require programming before if you wish to have plenty of hot water at certain times. The main drawback of electric heating is that it is more costly to run than gas heating and also requires planning if you wish to have hot water available unless you are willing to incur considerable expense in keeping the hot water boiler heated at all times.
3: Oil heating
Oil heating is a less common home heating option these days. However, for more rural areas it may be the only available heating choice. Oil heating is a much more expensive heating option and so should be a last resort when trying to heat your home. Always ensure that if you do decide to use an oil heating option that all oil heating appliances are installed and checked by a qualified professional technician.
4: Propane gas heating
More commonly used than oil heating, propane gas is a good viable option for rural locations. Propane is more expensive than installed natural gas but good value if this option is not available to you. Note that propane gas heating should only ever be installed and serviced by a professional, to ensure that it is fitted and checked correctly.
5: Wood heating
Wood burning stoves are a cost-effective way in which to heat a home, whether you use a wood burning stove to supplement your existing heating options or live in an area where wood burning is your main heating source. However, you will need to have access to an affordable and readily available wood supply. Do not rely upon wood burning if you do not have easy access to a wood supply.