LPG (LP Gas) vs Electric Heating
Strengths of LPG
LOWER UNIT COST – LPG has a lower unit cost than electricity.
CO2 EMISSION CONTROL
With LPG you know what your CO2 emissions are and can control them. With electricity from a mains supply you generally have no idea how the electricity was generated and therefore how big your carbon footprint is.
vs. RADIANT HEATERS
Radiant heaters can ignite nearby furnishings or objects due to the intensity of their output and lack of overheat protection.
vs. FAN HEATERS
Fan heaters are generally quite noisy.
vs. STORAGE HEATING
Storage heaters release their heat at a predefined rate, so if you set a heater to release its heat too fast you can ‘run out’ of heat before the end of the day.
vs. ELECTRICAL UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Requires the entire floor to be lifted and can create maintenance issues if there are future faults.
Strengths of Electric Heating
No storage tank required.
Not tied to an LPG supplier
Electric underfloor heating can free up walls, ceilings etc compared to some LPG alternatives (i.e. radiators or space heaters), but ‘wet’ under floor heating is also available as an LPG option.