Electric heating is a method by which electricity is transformed directly into heat energy, thereby producing hot air. Some common uses include cooking, space heating, water heating and domestic industries. An electric-heater is an electrically active device that converts a direct electrical current into heat energy.
In recent years the rising cost of electricity and its effect on global warming and climate change have become very significant concerns for households and businesses alike. Electric heating can be used to save on your energy bills as well as reduce your carbon footprint. The following are a few advantages of using an electric-heater: Heating an entire home or building can save a considerable amount of money on your electricity bills. The lower the amount of energy you use, the less your overall electricity bill will be.
Heating with gas central heating is also very economical. A gas central heating system is much cheaper than electric central heating. It is the cheapest option when it comes to using electricity to heat your home. Using gas central heating saves you from the expense of buying and using expensive fuel that is difficult to replace. Gas central heating can heat your home within the same amount of time that it would take you to boil a kettle of water using electricity.
Electric heating elements can be much more energy efficient than gas-fired units. As your heating elements use electricity, they release pollutants into the atmosphere. However, there are now energy efficient versions of gas central heating systems that still emit pollutants into the environment. The more efficient models use clean burning non-polluting fuel. The most efficient models are also highly effective at reducing your carbon footprint.
Another way to reduce the level of carbon emissions in your home is to make sure you keep your heating and cooling accounts up to date. If you don’t you could be subject to a carbon tax. A smart meter will give you the exact amount of carbon emissions your heating system produces. By keeping an accurate account of your energy use, you will be able to easily calculate how much carbon your home should be saving each year and work towards reducing those carbon emissions.
There are many ways to heat your home using electricity. From electric boilers to solar panel arrays and geothermal systems, using electricity makes it possible to heat your home in a number of ways. All central heating systems will create some form of emission. To reduce carbon emissions you need to reduce the amount of power your heating systems use. In the UK, you can pay an extra penny on your electricity bills every month if you have an electricity efficiency rating of below zero.
As more people recognise the environmental benefits of central heating systems and begin to use home heating systems on a smaller scale, new technologies for electricity-heating have developed. One of these technological advances is ‘gasified water’. This technology heats water by burning natural gas (in the case of water) rather than fossil fuels. The effect is cleaner burning of the fuel, with less carbon emissions produced. Other advances in this field are’solar heaters’ and ‘portable electric generators’ – devices that use electricity to power everyday devices.
You can also help lower your heating costs by adjusting the thermostats on your heating elements. Many homeowners turn up the heat settings on their central heating elements only when the room is cool. This helps to keep the heating elements from operating at full capacity all through the winter. Some homeowners may even choose to operate one or two heating elements at a time. This helps to maximise the amount of heat energy generated by your heating elements and the amount of heat energy transferred to the room.