Auxiliary heating: which is the most economical model?

modified: 2022-12-13 00:12:02

As the price of energy has increased considerably, many French people are turning to auxiliary heating. Are they right?

  Auxiliary heating: which is the most economical model?

The newspaper La Dépêche detailed the differences between the various heating models extra. Find out which model is the most economical.

Electric heaters are too energy-intensive

Faced with soaring energy costs, many French people preferred to invest in a back-up heater . A way for them to reduce their bill while heating efficiently . But is this type of heating really economical?

To answer this question, The newspaper La Dépêche conducted its own investigation . He analyzed different models, weighed the pros and cons , then published the results. Here is what it is.

According to the newspaper, electric heaters, although cheaper, are not recommended. Why ? Because they would be too energy-intensive. In effect, these devices suck a lot of energy . So, even if it is offered to you at an attractive price, you are not going to get a good deal by buying it.

As indicated by Total Energies, use an electric heater for one hour costs 0.28 cents. It is twice as expensive as the fixed radiator.

So, in order not to increase your bill even more , use it as it should. That is, for a short time. You can, for example, use it only in the morning to prepare to go to work .

Unlike electric heating, oil bath heaters are energy efficient . They pump less energy in addition to being less expensive.

This auxiliary heating is also practical , because its thermostat allows more precise control of the power used. The only drawback of the device is that it cannot be used for a long time. You should use it occasionally to save electricity .

Finally, infrared heaters. These latter are also very economical . They heat up quickly and waste very little energy.

Other devices

Gas heaters offer many advantages . They allow for example, in a very short period of time, to heat a room.

Although they have the ability to radiate a large amount of heat, they nevertheless remain very sober . They do not waste energy unnecessarily and are extremely practical. The only weak point of this auxiliary heater lies in its maintenance. He easily damaged if not used correctly .

Note that gas heaters don't fit anywhere or anyhow. To avoid any risk, you must place them away from flammable devices . Also be sure to install them in a closed room. In this way, the carbon monoxides they release will not affect your health.

Like gas heaters, wick stoves are also very advantageous . They have the ability to heat up quickly and are easy to use. In addition, they do not require special maintenance unlike some devices.

The only downside to this heater is that it is very energy-intensive . It consumes a lot of energy and needs at least 20 liters of fuel to operate normally.

In addition, these devices also emit a lot of carbon dioxide . This is why it is always necessary to ventilate well when using them at home.

Wood or pellet stoves?

As indicated by La Dépêche, wood-burning heaters are the most economical . In addition to heating up quickly, they have a very good energy efficiency .

The problem with wood heaters is only the price. For information, you must, to buy a log stove, invest at least between 1,500 and 4,500 euros . Pellet stoves cost between 2,500 and 5,500 euros.

The question then arises: what is the best choice between pellet stoves and log stoves? To be honest, both have their advantages , but in terms of price, it is the pellet stoves that win out. Indeed, this type of stove costs less than wood stoves. Furthermore, they do not require complex installation .

Wood stoves, on the other hand, require a lot of space especially if they are large. They also burn for a shorter time than pellets and are therefore less convenient.

FYI, pellet stoves raise the temperature of a room with an efficiency of about 83%. Wood stoves are only 70% efficient.

Source : Feminine