Benefits of Gas vs Electric Heating

Feel the heat in your home, not on your energy bills

Keeping your home comfortably cosy through the chill of winter whilst avoiding high energy bills is a balancing act that raises the question whether to choose gas or electric heating.

Given that heating and cooling amounts to approximately 23 per cent of Australian household energy use[1], homeowners need to consider their home heating requirements and choose a system that delivers the right amount of warmth to avoid energy wastage and bill shock.

Gas heating is cheaper and kinder to the environment than electricity, generating around one-third of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

Additionally gas copes easily with heating large spaces quickly; and can reduce heating bills by up to 60 per cent.[2]

An energy comparison of a Rinnai Energysaver gas heater versus an electric heater found that the average yearly cost of running a Rinnai Energysaver gas heater is up to 60% cheaper than an electric heater.[3]

Rinnai’s Energysaver range are the perfect solution if you want the best in comfort, safety and efficiency in gas heating.

The range boast one of the highest available efficiency ratings for flued space heaters, between 4.3 – 4.8 stars, putting an end to your utility bill woes.

Rinnai’s Energysaver range features an optional ‘economy’ mode, which allows the heater to modulate down after 1 hour once the desired temperature has been reached.

It also has a full thermostatic control for you to easily select your desired temperature and dual digital timers for mornings and evenings, ensuring you only use the heater when you need it.

Additionally, the range features child lock capabilities to prevent unwanted access to keep the whole family safe.

There is a Rinnai flued gas space heater suitable for your precise heating requirements – compact models to suit smaller living areas through to larger models suited to heat open plan living spaces.

[1] Source: Department of Environmental & Climate Change NSW.

[2] Based on natural gas and electricity tariffs (Origin Energy) for VIC/NSW/SA/QLD Metro areas as at April 2013. Excludes WA and TAS.

[3] Rinnai comparison of an Energysaver gas heater versus an Electric Heater, July 2011. Yearly cost is based on 100 days of heating, 2.5 hours per day. Applies to only VIC, NSW, SA and QLD Metro areas. Excludes WA and TAS.