Central or electric heating. What is more profitable?
Every year, the question of choosing between different types of heating is sharply raised. Thanks to modern technologies and new developments, there is a huge choice between methods and types of heating. Now many have begun to abandon the central heating and are heated by alternative methods of heat supply. Is it that much more profitable and effective? You can find out by comparing central heating with other autonomous heating systems.
There are many features of this type of room heating. The main one provides for the generation of heat outside the heated room. Typically, the place of heat supply is a heating station, or a boiler room, and from there the heated coolant is supplied through a pipeline to apartments and houses.
Benefits of central heating
The advantages of central heating are that you do not need to install and install the system yourself. Another point that can be attributed to the positive is the ability to fight and quickly eliminate harmful emissions - in the event that substances are released to certain sources in point locations. Also, heat supply stations can operate on different types of fuel, this makes it possible to replace combustible materials if necessary.
Disadvantages of central heating
At its core, central heating is a good idea of the state, but today the quality of the services provided often does not correspond to their cost. The owners of apartments in multi-storey buildings, where the lower heat supply is often provided, are acutely felt on themselves. And the tenants of the first floor breathe dry air in winter and suffer from the heat, and the owners of the apartments on the upper floors, without taking off their sweaters and knitted socks, do not know how to keep warm. And the amounts in receipts for payment depend only on the area of the apartment, but not in any way on the heat received! Therefore, you have to pay for the heat in someone else's apartment! Also, a big disadvantage is that no matter how the weather changes, your home will always have heating on schedule. And most likely you still have to purchase an additional heat source - a heater. Of course, such a heating system cannot be regulated in any way, and accordingly it is impossible to control the amount of heat consumed. If desired, you can purchase a temperature regulator, but this is an additional expense of time, effort and money.
A boiler is a device whose purpose is to transfer thermal energy to a coolant and thus provide heating for the entire house. Unlike a central heating boiler, the boiler generates heat in a heated room. The coolant is water, steam, air, oil or mercury. The process of transferring heat occurs due to the combustion of fuel, using a special technology or converting electrical energy into heat.
There are three most common types of boiler:
- Solid fuel
Features of gas boilers
+ Easy to use.
+ No need for a fuel supply.
- Expensive assembly and installation.
- The need for permits.
- Special requirements for the premises.
- There is a possibility of gas leakage.
- Pressure drops in the gas pipeline can damage the equipment.
- Expensive service.
Features of electric boilers
+ More affordable price compared to other types of boilers.
+ Easy to operate.
+ No need for boiler room and chimney.
- Gives a large load on the electrical network of the house.
- Most boilers from 6 kW are connected only to a three-phase network.
-иDifficulties with limescale, in case of poor water quality, scale can appear, which can destroy the electric heater.
Features of solid fuel boilers
+ Low cost of fuel.
- Peakness, unevenness of work.
- Requires installation of additional equipment.
- The need for systematic cleaning of the chimney.
- The boiler is not equipped with automatic controls
- it is necessary to add fuel.
Electric heating without boiler and pipes
Features of the modular heating system ERAFLYME
A feature of this type of heating is a control unit (thermostat) developed by ERAFLYME, built into heating panels, electric radiators and heated towel rails. The control unit allows you to create a modular heating system from conventional heaters. The thermostat, controlling and controlling the heating of the heaters, acts as a boiler. The control unit works as "Climate-Control", creating within the heating radius the microclimate parameters specified by the user.
Each device produced becomes an independent, completely complete heating system. By an independent, fully completed system, we mean the main autonomous space heating system, consisting only of heating equipment with control units and fully providing it with the required amount of heat.
That is, this is the option when only electric heaters with electronic control units are installed in the room, which are able to fully satisfy the need for thermal energy throughout the entire heating season. Installed control units make it possible to consider electric heaters as devices that can improve human life, make it safe and rational!
Above all, our products save energy consumption. Electricity is not wasted, thanks to the climate control function, the device consumes as much electricity as is necessary to maintain the room temperature you set. Heaters with our automation are easy to use and multifunctional. It is possible to create a local microclimate, set the heating system to work on a schedule, and also turn on the half power function (from overload in the power grid). All of these features maximize energy savings.
- Doesn't require complicated installation and assembly.
- Heating without boiler and pipes.
- Economical power consumption.
- Precise maintenance of the temperature set by you (± 0.5 degrees).
- Protection against short circuit, overheating of the heating working surface, lack of grounding.
- Long service life.
- Modern design and mobility of the system.
- Any device uses built-in algorithms for creating coziness and life comfort according to the individual parameters of the user, minimizing the cost of electricity and the load on the network.