Although Spain is not a particularly cold country compared to other European countries, having heating at home is absolutely necessary. The winters in the central part of Spain are cold and it is not unusual for the citizens of Madrid to see light snowfall every year. Therefore, heating is essential to be comfortable in our home and when it’s time to install a new heating system, we have to take into account certain things. If we pay attention to these elements of a new installation, it will be better for our financial situation and for efficient heating of our home. Today, ShMadrid will tell you all about the current options on the market to install heating at home.
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Heat your home efficiently
Installing heating in your home is one of the most important things when building or renovating a home. There are different options for this, among which heating with natural gas, electric heating, combined heating (propane gas and hot water) and heating by heat pump. Not all are equal and the costs may be very different, so the surface of your house and other factors make one or the other more suitable. First of all, you must take into account, that hot water and heating take more than two thirds of the energy consumption of your house, so it’s important to choose the most economical and efficient method for your home. In the case of heating with natural gas, there is an important and essential condition to be able to install it at home: the house has to have gas supply via pipes. Although in large cities it is usual for all homes to have it, in certain rural areas this infrastructure is not available. If you have an apartment or house, that is less than 90 square meters, you can consider the possibility of installing electric radiators and a hot water boiler. If the house is very large, the electricity cost can be too high.
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Another alternative is to install electric radiators for heating, which are paid for by an hourly rate, and a boiler for hot water. This solution is ideal for homes under a 100 square meters, that are located in very cold areas. If you live in a large building, which consists of more than a 100 square meters, but you live in a temperate climate, it is interesting to check the use of a propane gas bottle for heating (with radiators) and for hot water. An electric system with convectors can also be more economical, with a boiler for hot water. On the other hand, if you live in a colder climate and you have a larger house, the most economical option is to install air conditioning with an electric heat pump accompanied by a boiler for hot water. After reading this article, you know what types of heaters can be installed in your home and which ones could be the most efficient and economical, depending on the characteristics of your home.
What system would you recommend to heat your house and why?