What is the best living room heating?
Which heating is the most appropriate for the living room?
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Heating for a living room is among the most complex decisions that have to take because it includes the larger area of the room that needs to be adapted to a number of factors such as functionality, price, efficiency, bills, design. Let’s take a look at some possible options that show us to be convinced to choose the most suitable heating for our living room.
How powerful electric appliance we need to heat the living room?
Over the years, people become more creative in creating heating appliances for their homes. Going back even a century ago, we can see that the fire was axial and the only one heating source, but now things are changing. Today, electricity is the most convenient, clean and practical method by which we can heat separate rooms or our entire home. How to choose the type and power of the appliance which will be able to heat optimally? Broadly speaking, the formula for selecting the right electric appliance is as follows – calculation between kW of 10 m2 with a ceiling height of 3 m.
Example: If you have a living room with measuring 24 m2 (6 x 4 meters), all you need is a electric appliance with at least more than 2 kW. Of course, this is very basic, hypothetically, and conditionally because of great importance is also insulation, windows type, construction type , etc.
Let’s first talk about various electrical heaters as an option for your living room, before to take a look at fire heating of the last century. Today there are a lot of options for electric heating- the appliances can be installed on the floor, wall, ceiling, depending on their type and your needs.
A few years ago air conditioners were used mainly to cool rooms in the summer but now we use them not only during warm weather months of the year but in the winter too.The air conditioner as an electric appliance for heating the living room is among the most practical and the most economical investment because it provides the desired heat, consuming less electricity. All air conditioners eradiate more heat than the consumed amount of energy they need to work.
You will heat in the most effective way your living room, if previously estimate accurately the size of the room as per the power of the air conditioner in the unit for this purpose namely British thermal units (BTU).
For example: If your living room is less than 18 -20 m2 you will need an air conditioner with 9 BTU. If your living room is 20-30 m2 you will need more powerful air conditioner.
The living room is among the most spacious rooms in a house and requires the most effective electric appliance that will cope with the cold in chilly months.
Electric underfloor heating is perhaps one of the most functional and user-friendly appliance that you can use to heat your living room in the winter.
Heating which is keeping the ground beneath your feet pleasantly warm, is a heating cable which is installed by embedding under the floor of desired room (living room) or in many cases under the floor of the whole house.
Once the floor is heated, it starts heating the air and respectively the room.
The living room is a place for family evenings and weekends and for that reason check out some important advantages to choose underfloor heating for exactly such a room:
- System positioning, which does not take absolutely any space in your living room;
- Provides optimum levels of heating;
- No dry air;
Managing the system remotely via WiFi control via Internet is another advantage that allows you to freely adjust the preferred temperature for heating needs, cooling and domestic hot water.
Once programmed, the selected parameters that you specified, are maintained automatically by system management.
By using a heat pump system that cares for an excellent heating of every room, is maintaining a high energy efficiency through continuous adjustment of the power to all needs and consumption of the building.
Why heat pump is so effective? Because it does not consume electrical energy (electricity) to produce heat and use it to steal heat from nature.
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These units offer heat that promotes blood circulation and healing for better health! Infrared heaters are some of the most energy-efficient heaters available. Instead of distributing warmth throughout an entire room, an infrared heater heats only people and objects in front of it.
Infrared panels that can be managed by using a room thermostat, are characterized by a unique stylish design and have several major advantages which are making them one of the most suitable heating for a living room.
- Infrared panels are absolutely noiseless, which doesn’t make them irritating;
- Air in the room is not removable and it is almost completely static which prevents a spread of microbes and dust ;
- Great home comfort in your home;
- Heat accumulation from the surfaces helps the walls to be a bit warmer than the air, which affects favorably because there are no chance for mold;
- Economical heating for the reason that infrared panels heat with maximum efficiency only where needed;
- Healthy micro climate of your living room
- Temperature differences almost disappear;
Other electrical appliances such as radiators, fan heaters, etc.
Electric space heaters come in a variety of styles and sizes, and all provide instant heating comfort. Electric fireplaces add decorative warmth to your living room but using a lot of energy. These heaters use the same heating technology as any space heater and are much safer than regular wood-burning fireplaces. They can be used year-round with their realistic flame-only option!These are usually portable, cheaper to buy, and a good option if you’re not using them in large spaces or for long periods but also:
- Occupy large spaces
- Not recommended for use in long periods of time
- Consume a lot of electricity – respectively expensive bills
Wood-burning stoves. fireplaces and gas heaters
Heating of solid fuel, pellets and gas for your living room can be more economical compared to the heating of electric appliances but you will loose the convenience, practicality and comfort that contribute all appliances using electricity. Smoke from wood and coal fires can be a major contributor to pollution.
Gas heating produces small amounts of waste products: gases including carbon monoxide which are dangerous. You need somewhere to store wood or coal. Fire as a means for heating is a way of the past millennium, which over the years accumulates more disadvantages than advantages and becomes less preferred and suitable for heating a living room, bedroom, kitchen, etc.
The best heating for the living room of your home is a decision that should be considered and taken on the basis of facts concerning all spatial characteristics of the room + quality indicators of every heater that include functionality, price, efficiency, bills and design.
We clarify, you choose!