Electric heating is less efficient than natural gas heating.kuba said:
This is very key. When I lived in a house with baseboard heating the main problem was air circulation. In the summer, in a gas heated house, you can turn a fan on to circulate the air. While this was no a/c, it did have the effect of moving cool basement air upstairs and generally keeping everything somewhat comfortable. In the baseboard heated house, in the summer the hot air just stagnated in the rooms. With the windows open (or closed!) and fans on the net result was that the fans just blew around hot air and produced little or no cooling effect. It was awful.Re: Shoe said:If your house has electric baseboard heat, then chances are you don't have the ducting necessary to support other HVAC technology such as central air conditioning, humidification, filtration, heat recovery ventilation, etc.
soulbrother 10 said:This winter it's averaging around $500 per month for my drafty old house. Brutal.