How to heat your home for less money this winter

The days are getting cooler - cool enough to turn a heater on, perhaps?

While there are ways to stay warm this winter, sometimes the only thing that seems to suffice is an eclectic heater.

But how do you find the right heater for your needs? Let’s have a look in more detail.

What is the cheapest way to heat your home?

Obviously avoiding using electricity, opting for warmer clothes and using blankets is going to be cheaper than an energy sucking appliance.

However, if you really need an electrical heating device, some options are more energy and cost efficient than others.

For example:

Reverse cycle split system air conditioners and gas heaters are the most energy efficient options.

According to Red Energy, they generate over 65% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional electric heaters. Of course, not all homes have access to gas and reverse cycle air conditioners can be quite expensive to install.

But reverse cycle units do use less energy, so it’s worth enquiring.

If you are interested in this option, check out the range of options at The Good Guys, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi

If price is an issue, consider a portable heater. Just know these are generally less energy efficient and may end up costing more in the long run.

Something to consider when buying a portable heater

Do your research to find the most energy efficient model - the number of watts the appliance uses will tell you how much electricity it requires.

Cost effective heater options

If you’re in the market for a new portable heater, we’re here to help.

The following are cost effective and energy efficient options:

As always, one of the best ways to save money on your energy bill is to switch to a cheaper plan. Compare energy providers with Mozo to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

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