With the advent of the winter period, the owners of private homes are concerned about how to heat their living space more efficiently and cheaper. Heating costs are really big, as they are associated with a large quadrature. What are the ways?
There are two options for heating in the cold period of the house - gas and solid. The latter includes coal, peat, briquettes, pellets, firewood. If we compare the costs for the whole year, then gas heating will come out much cheaper. But provided that the house is either already connected to gas, or the highway is in close proximity to the house.
If the gas pipeline is further than 50 m from the desired territory, then connecting to it will cost several hundred thousand. It is necessary to pay for work, pass the necessary checks, make wiring inside the house, purchase equipment. But gas has enough advantages: during combustion, it does not form soot or soot, does not pollute the space, and also efficiently heats apartment buildings.
But if you calculate how many years the cost of gas will pay off when it is used in the winter only on weekends, it turns out not a comforting figure. About 60 years. The benefit becomes clear if the house is constantly living and using the heating system.
There is a compromise option, which is opposed to the insertion of the gas pipeline into the pipeline. We are talking about installing a gas tank that stores large volumes of fuel, and buying cylinders of liquefied gas. But here, the cost varies within 200 thousand. As fuel consumption, it is necessary to refuel. But this option is much cheaper.
Heating without gas
The most convenient and cheapest alternative to gas heating is electric. Especially if the country house is visited from spring to autumn. This method has other advantages: no additional equipment and its installation, electric heaters are compact, they do not need separate rooms, and also they do not emit odor or noise. By connecting a two-rate meter, costs are reduced.
Long-range coal, which burns for a long time and heats well, is suitable as a cheap solid fuel. Bags of 50 kg cost about 400 rubles.
Pellets and briquettes are compressed blocks from the remains of wood chips and other material, have good thermal conductivity and burn for a long time. A bag of 30 kg will cost 300 rubles.