Many people claim that central heating provides superior heating to electric heating; but are they correct? We are going to explore this claim below. As always, the truth of the matter depends on the circumstances and needs of the room.
The primary concern with the difference between central heating and electric heating is cost. Here are a few things to note:
That’s a lot of money, and you're only likely to breakeven on the cost compared to electricity after a decent amount of time has passed – something like 20-years, but with electricity becoming ever cheaper, it could be closer to 50-years, and maybe even never if the cost of electricity drops below gas prices.
This is probably going to happen in the coming decades as renewable energy becomes ever cheaper.
However, if you're installing it in a house that you wish to sell, the presence of central heating can actually increase the value of the property. In this case, you could even make money by installing central heating, as it will increase the property value. You need to have a valuator assess the property to find out exactly how much you might make/save.
Both central heating and electric radiators have an inherent risk, but which is riskier?
However, we want to stress very hard that the risks of either of the above happening are extremely slim. Very few fires are caused by electric radiators nowadays and burst pipes are rare too. It’s simply that you need to be aware of the very small risks so that you can make an informed decision.