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Reasons to Invest in Electric Heating for Your Home

As the days get colder in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, it is useful to know the benefits of electric heating. There are many reasons to invest in electric heating for your home, and many different methods to incorporate this type of internal climate control into a house. At Expert Electric, we have years of experience and a wealth of expertise with installing electric heating in homes, and we are aware of the many benefits of doing so.

What are the Benefits of Electric Heating?

Electric heating has a wide variety of benefits to your home and the environment. Some of these benefits include:

Electric Heating is Safe and Reliable

With no burning materials, combustible gases, or noxious fumes, electric heating is the safest possible heating solution for your home. Most methods of electrical heating have no moving parts, which means that there is less chance of the system breaking down, so your heating system will last for a long time.

Electric Heating is Affordable, Efficient, and Stable

Unlike gas and oil heating, electric heating costs have remained stable over the years. Electricity is currently the cheapest option for heating and is predicted to remain so for many years. Electric heaters can be independently wired from room to room, which means that, if a room is not in use, it does not need to be heated, which can help a home to save energy. Most electric heaters are inexpensive to install and, since electrical heating systems last longer than other methods of heating, repair and replacement costs are minimal.

Electric Heating is Environmentally Friendly

Because electric heaters do not rely on burning anything, no carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Electric heating also preserves natural resources, as it does not require fuel. It generates no emissions and eliminates the risk of gas leaks.

Types of Electric Heating

There are a variety of different ways to incorporate electric heating into your home, and each type has its own set of benefits. Some of the common methods of heating a home using electric systems include:

Electric Furnaces

An electric furnace can replace a standard gas furnace to heat your entire home. A gas furnace can last 20 – 25 years, while the expected lifespan of an electric furnace is much longer. Because there are more combustible parts in a gas furnace, the costs of maintenance are much higher over the course of its life and maintenance is needed much more regularly. This means you will realize more cost savings over the life of an electric furnace, making it a great investment.

Electric Baseboard Heaters

These electric heaters are incredibly common and easy to install and maintain, making them popular for renovation projects and additions. These heaters are placed just above the floor on the baseboard on the wall. They are installed in each room as desired and can be controlled individually. When the heat is generated it will rise to the top of the room, meaning that they are capable of heating entire rooms easily. Baseboard heaters are also incredibly inexpensive to buy and install.

Convection Heating

Convection heaters use wire elements that can be heated to a precise temperature in order to transfer heat into the surrounding air. Many of these electric heaters also have a forced-air option to keep the heat circulating through a room. They are available as standalone products as well as installable units, meaning that there is an option that is suitable for most spaces.

Electric Boilers

Electric boilers work with radiators throughout the home to heat water and pump it through the rooms. Because they allow the flow of the hot water to be adjusted zone by zone, the temperature of each room can be controlled independently.

Electric Heating from Expert Electric

The certified electricians from Expert Electric have experience installing a variety of different electric heating systems. Every heating system installed is optimized for the corresponding home so that heat is dispersed as efficiently as possible. Some of the electrical heating options that we install include baseboard heaters, convection heaters, electric furnaces, and electric boilers. Let us help you to find the perfect heating solution for your home.

If you would like to learn more about reasons to invest in electric heating for your home, or if you are interested in any of our electrical services, please call Expert Electric at our location nearest to you or fill out a contact form on our website.