Choosing the Right Heating for Your Home
Choosing the right heating for your home can be a matter of life and death or, at the very least, a matter of a huge energy bill or not. Make sure you provide just the right level of heating for your home, because while you don’t want to have to be cold, you also don’t want to be wasteful. The following takes a look at some of the different ways that you can choose to heat your home.
If you live in a very small place and have a very large supply of firewood, heating your home this way can be an extremely efficient system. It may require a little more effort in terms of the chopping of all that firewood, but it will surely give you a better appreciation for the amount of resources an average person goes through.
For those who live in small spaces without access to an endless supply of firewood and an axe, small appliances like ‘space heaters’ can provide that burst of warmth needed to help get out of bed in the morning without taking up too much space. Quite often, once you are out of bed and dressed, the cold seems way more bearable, and by restricting your heat use to only those times when you really need it, you will also be saving a fortune on your energy bills.
For those who live in places like Canberra, or even worse, Canada, your heating needs are a little more serious, so you have little choice but to opt for central air conditioners. They work by blowing warm air through ducts throughout the house, and you can control the warmth down to the degree. When used carefully, these systems can be great because you only pay for the heat that you use, but their convenience can make them a trap, so only go this route if you actually live some place cold. Otherwise, stick to your little ‘space heater’.
Plastic it up
If you can’t afford to be wasting money on having the temperature just right, putting some good old-fashioned plastic up on your windows can be enough to do the trick. Cold has a knack of making its way through glass, so your plastic job will prevent it from making it any further. With plastic covering all of your windows, you are sure to gain at least a few degrees.
Don’t use propane
Propane heaters are a great idea for heating an outdoor area, but never use propane inside, as it produces carbon monoxide and can kill you quite quickly without ventilation.
Regardless of how you choose to heat your home, be mindful of the amount of resources you use, because few natural resources will last forever.