This Is The Cheapest Way To Heat Your Home

Time to crank it up

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Home heating is always a struggle in Malta due to the poor insulation found in most houses, but according to a study by the national broadcaster TVM, the cheapest way of doing it is with an airconditioner. Strange considering most people who have airconditioning still equip themselves with electric or gas heaters for the winter.

Here are the workings by TVM's energy expert, who finds that an AC is more than twice as efficient.

1. Conventional portable electric heater: 3kWh - €0.40c per hour at current average residential rates

2. LPG gas bottle heater or stove: 0.25kg of LPG - €0.30c1 per hour at current gas prices

3. Electric airconditioner in heat mode: 1kWh - €0.13c4 per hour at current average residential rates

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