Best heating options for the coming winter

2015-05-22 06:00
Opt for heaters with an adjustable thermostat or programmable timer as they allow you to save energy costs over time.

Opt for heaters with an adjustable thermostat or programmable timer as they allow you to save energy costs over time.

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WINTER is on our doorstep and many families will be dragging their trusted heaters out to take a central place in their living areas for the next couple of months.

Francois Labuschagne, product and marketing manager for Junk Mail Classifieds, says now is a good time to reassess whether your household needs a new heater or a different heating solution to ensure you’re cosy and comfortable during load shedding.

If your heater is in good working condition, but you’re in the market for a new heater, consider browsing an online classifieds site. There are various heating options on the market that homeowners should consider:

• When choosing between an electric or gas heater, keep in mind that a gas heater is generally pricier than an electric heater, but costs less to operate. Another benefit is that it works during load shedding.

• An oil heater is more expensive to run than a gas heater and only heats a small area, but is a safer option.

• A fireplace, whether wood, gas or ethanol.

• An electric fan heater is affordable and portable. It’s best suited for use in conjunction with other heaters.

• Opt for heaters with an adjustable thermostat or programmable timer as they allow you to save energy costs over time.

• Underfloor heating is another heating option. It’s more cost-effective to install underfloor heating when you’re renovating your floors.

– Property24.

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