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Comparison of the Cost of Energy Consumption - Wood Fuel Vs Gas Vs Infrared Heater

Wood Fuel Vs Gas Vs Infrared Heater

Keeping Your Home Warm in Cold Days

It is a true blessing for your country of a geographical area to have all four seasons. Adapting and living by them is a privilege known only to those who can encounter it. Believe me - you may dream to live in a hot place where it is summer all year long but the absence of other seasons and especially winter will get to you at some point.

The winter season is probably the most fascinating of seasons because it hosts both coldness and warmth. Winter may be both freezings to your bones and in the same time one of the most pleasant periods there are.

During the winter months, we all clean our cars from snow, put on the big winter jackets and hats but in the same time see all our beloved relatives, have memorable family and friends dinners and take in handfuls of joy during the Christmas celebrations. One may be freezing at a gas station while another may be living in his own winter fairytale.

So in order to have a nice winter the most essential thing is to keep your home warm enough. This is probably the most vital factor for good winter times and memorable Christmas celebrations.

Let’s See Some Specifics about Each of the Heaters with its Energy Consumption

It is good that we live in modern times where many heating options exist. The variety is huge and we can make our selection based on various factors like temperature or sound levels, how fast does it warm up a room, design, initial price or energy consumption. In this blog post, we are going to discuss the last factor and compare the cost of energy consumption between wood fuel, gas, and the modern infrared heaters.

People are still interested in wood-burning fireplaces when buying a new house despite the fact that they are losing in most of the comparison categories. Burning wood emits around 28 pounds of emissions per million British thermal units and also more heat is lost up the chimney. A fireplace for wood requires higher maintenance and costs roughly $190 to run per year.

Using gas fuel produces far less emissions, it is definitely more efficient and its maintenance is rather easy. In addition, if you’re using a gas fireplace, less heat is lost up the chimney. The initially needed propane or natural gas plus additional materials will cost you around $2000. It will cost you about 17-19 cents an hour and $60 to have your gas heater operational and running annually (at the most economical usage though). If you have your gas fireplace on at the maximum for a whole month straight it will cost you around $550. We have to mention that installing a direct gas line might be a bit dangerous in the long run as you never know what can happen and gas leakage is something nobody wants in their home.

Electric heaters are better than wood and gas fireplaces but Infrared Heaters are clearly the winners among all if we take upon the above mentioned factors. Infrared heaters emit no bad emissions at all, require little to no maintenance at all and are even good for some health conditions. Even a 300 watt infrared heater can be enough in some cases as no heat is wasted and you feel a 100% of the produced heat. Infrared heaters will reduce your heating bill by 20 to 40 percent.

And the winner clearly is….

Infrared heaters are definitely better than all other alternatives when it comes to warming speed. While the other methods need time and gradually heat the air, infrared heaters beam a precise ray of heat particles that immediately warms the objects they ‘lay their hand on’. These types of heaters are perfect for houses in the forest where you need to get warm fast. Nobody wants to wait to get warm after he’s been all day in the snow. You won’t have to wait for the whole room to get warmer, as the heat will be pointed directly at you!

When it comes to running costs an Infrared Heater of 400w will cost $0.08 an hour. So if we have the heater on for 5 hours a day the sum will be $0.45. If we’ve done this calculation right we will have to pay $52.60 for the whole winter period. If this is not a good deal I don’t know what is it?

Infrared Heaters are by far the least expensive and if we add the fact that they are eco friendly we don’t see a reason why anybody wouldn’t choose them for their heating needs. If you’re living in Australia contact the sales persons at Yandiya are check some of their great offers. Heating your house has never been so economical!

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