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Old 23.08.2017, 09:56
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Re: House with Electric heating

You need at least 2 years electicity bills to evaluate.

There is very little maintainence to an electrical heating system (so when you compare costs, include the maintainance and upkeep of the gas/oil system...)

If the radiateurs are modern, they are very efficient usually, especiually those with a combined stone inside giving storage capacity.

Is there any othe form of heating, chimney is pretty useless for heating (looks nice) wood burning stoves are good if the are in steel or excellent if they are in stone or tile as they work as storage heaters.

Electric is very clean, no mazout/oil smells, doesn't take any place.

If there is a power cut, you get cold, ditto if you run out of oil, gas is usually constant supply (if you have gas in your area)

There are some noises about banning electric heating and forcing people to change to heat pumps or whatever, this noise has been around for a while and hasn't got too far yet.

Solar pannels aren't quite there yet for winters in Jura.

Heat exchangers and deep holes for geo thermal is an option, but maybe check in your area as the rock in Jura maybe hard which increases costs of boring a hole.
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