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In the summer of 2016 I built a new house for my family, but the budget allocated for the project was fairly quickly exceeded by the employee team, so we decided to install as a heat source only one electrical system based on cables mounted under the floor.
The company that installed the heating system told me that although it is a heating system that uses only electricity, the energy payment during the winter is quite small, about 200 dollars a month.
During October 2016 the temperatures began to fall, so we decided to use the new heating system installed under the floor.
Everything normally went on for the first two to three days (the system needed 24 hours to reach the desired temperature inside the house - very low efficiency), but during the fourth day I realized that the electricity consumption is very high.
When I checked the electricity meter I realized that the system had a consumption of about 200 kWh in 24 hours, to heat just one floor in the house (about 100 square meters).
After three months of use I decided to quit the heating system because my electricity bill went very high (I paid $ 2,300 for three months of heating).
In January 2017 I bought a fairly large wood stove which managed to heat the first floor of the house.
The wood consumption was decent, so the price paid to heat the first floor of the house for a whole month was only about $ 150 (much lower than using the heating system installed under the floor).
Using the wood stove was not a very clean activity, not to mention the presence of the smoke (from time to time) inside the house.
But with the help of wood and wood pellets to heat the first floor of the house, I helped save some money for a better heating system.
During February 2017, the outdoor temperatures went very low 27 degrees Celsius (-16.6 F) and the wood stove was somehow overwhelmed by the freezing temperatures.
During the freezing days of February, a friend told me to use central heating running on natural gas to heat the whole house and keep energy costs at a decent level.
The heating system that uses natural gas heats the house through radiators mounted in each room of the house, so not just one floor in the house.
I submitted the documentation required by the gas supplier, but they have immediately told me that I have to wait about 9 months to be connected because the area where the house is located is not connected to any gas pipeline.
I visited a neighboring house that used a central heating system that ran on natural gas, and he even showed his energy payment during the freezing month of February 2017.
By using natural gas, he managed to heat a house that was about the same size with the mine, and in February 2017 he paid an energy letter of only $ 500.
Using the heating system based on cables mounted under the floor, I paid around $ 800 a month to heat just one floor in my house (half of the house), while my neighbor with natural gas paid only $ 500 to heat the entire house (two floors) during the freezing month of February 2017.
Today I am still waiting to be connected to the gas tool, and I am quite worried that winter is very close and I do not want to live the experience of the last winter again.