Heating this has not only supporters but also opponents. Some believe that this is a great way to heat a house or apartment, while others believe that gas heating is expensive and unprofitable. How really is whether gas heating pays off and how to use it wisely we will discuss in detail below.
What is gas heating?
The main factor influencing the fact that gas heating has recently enjoyed such popularity is that it is extremely comfortable. What does the entire gas installation look like, how to use it and what about maintenance? The boiler operation is controlled by a special panel. It is thanks to him that we can control the temperature that prevails in the apartment and the hours of operation of the furnace.
As for the maintenance of the boiler – it is carried out once a year by thorough leak testing by a specialist. If you want to install gas heating in your home, you have two options: connect to an external gas network or simply use liquid gas, which is stored in a tank located on the plot. In both cases it will be necessary to bring the connection and indoor installation to the house.
Natural gas is supplied to users via pipelines
To use this solution, you must first make sure that there is a gas network in the area. The next stage is the conclusion of a contract with a gas supply company. The heating system must be connected to the installation that connects the building to the gas pipeline and distributes fuel to the boiler in order to work properly.
As for the cost of such an installation, it is a fee that must be paid for connecting to the network (it is a one-off), and the bills we pay for its consumption. The degree of wear is read from the meter installed in our tabernacle.
Liquefied gas, as we said before, is kept in tanks, which are placed near the house. It is delivered there by distributors. Liquefied gas boilers do not differ much from those for natural gas. A special burner is required for such a boiler to work properly. The gas tank is usually built underground and filled on average twice a year. Bills depend on the type of contract we sign with the distributor. You can pay in advance for the entire amount of gas delivered to the tank or every month. The second option requires the installation of a special meter. LPG is a good solution when there is no gas network in the area.
Gas heating costs
These types of fees can absorb as much as 80% of the building’s operating costs, hence everyone is looking for solutions to this situation that will save him. Gas heating is very popular in this area and is considered a good choice in terms of value for money. Let’s see what is most important when installing gas heating and what to pay attention to.
Heating costs focus on three parameters: the size of the building, the specificity of the boiler and the degree of thermal insulation of the building. It is easy to guess that an old, uninsulated house will consume much more heat than a modern, well-preserved building.
It is worth before deciding on this type of solution to check the tightness of the facade and windows, otherwise it may turn out that we pay for gas even more than we would pay for choosing any other heating source.