Now that it is getting colder we are having to turn our heaters on. Last year we used a gas heater but ours broke after winter. We are now using the Air Con. Which form of heating do there families prefer? Gas heating or using their air conditioners? I loved the gas, but it costs a fortune to buy another gas heater.


Posted by blondie, 19th May 2015


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  • We use a wood heater. I’ve had a wood heater for as long as I can remember, I’ve visited people with gas and electric heaters and it’s just not the same



  • Column heaters are great. I feel that they don’t dry out the air as much and is a very gentle heat.



  • I have used a small column heater the last 2 winters ,I only use at night for a few hours it has turned out very economical.



  • ducted- and we have a clothes horse over a vent, and save on dryer costs



  • We use oil column heater, not sure if it is better than other heaters though.



  • We use neither of those. But have an oil column heater to take the chill out the air when its been a really cold night, generally we are able to get by with rugging up more, keeping doors closed off of areas we are not using, having good window coverings and door draught blockers also bringing out extra blankets to snuggle under. If we were able to we’d re open the fireplace and use this as a whole house heater as they’d be no nasty increase of electricity or gas bills.



  • I prefer gas but at the moment we are using a little electric fan heater and electric blankets!



  • We have ducted gas heating but only use it for one hour in the morning and at night before bed. During the day I keep the living area warm with a coonara wood heater, so I’m hoping our gas bill won’t be through the roof this year.



  • Reverse cycle airconditioning is a dry heat, and certainly dries your eyes out. Gas heating is much nicer but we have a wood fire which you simply cannot beat. Heats the whole house up, you’ve paid for your wood already so no big bills to shock you, and its just so cosy!



  • We like reverse cycle air conditioners.



  • We have reverse cycle a/c and use this only when it gets super cold. We leave the blinds up during the day so it warms the whole house.



  • I prefer the whole house to be warm as I do not like walking into a cold or different temperature room. We now have reverse cycle duct-ed air-conditioning.



  • We have a wood fire and there’s nothing better!



  • I would use what ever is cheapest…Maybe work out what it costs for you to run the aircon (in terms of electricity) and then compare that to buying a gas heater and see which comes out on top!



  • I have an ancient wall mount gas heater that warms up part of the house, I am thinking to use the wood heater with ducts all around the house should do the trick of warming the whole house nicely. I’m in the country and we have plenty of wood on the ground to collect.


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