Should you choose electricity or gas to heat your home?

It is hard to know whether to heat your home with gas or electricity. While gas is cheaper, there are other factors to consider.

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Are gas boilers reliable?

A brand-new gas boiler is only 90 per cent efficient, while electric radiators are 100 per cent efficient; however, each unit of gas costs a lot less than a unit of electricity. While boilers are not completely efficient, the overall cost is still less than electric radiators.

Can you access mains gas?

Many people in the UK can’t access the gas grid due to their location. In this case, LPG gas is used and is a lot more expensive.

If you can’t access mains gas, it may be more cost-effective to use heating oil for your home. This is cheaper to use than LPG and is easily sourced. People have also been turning to biomass as an alternative to gas …