Sorry - can't think of anywhere else to ask this....
My old mum has just moved in a retirement flat which has electric warm air
heating. I've only ever known gas warm air heating, which I think is
relatively cheap to run and heats the room up pretty fast. Does anybody
have any experience in electric warm air heating? Is it more expensive to
run and is the heat as instant?
Should heat up quite fast (might not be quite as fast as a gas
unit as it's likely to be lower power rating). It's probably
more expensive, unless it uses an off-peak heat store and
recovers the heat from that as and when needed.
Is this a central unit (and if so, how big), or is the flat
just fitted with individual fan heaters? GEC used to make
an electric central heating warm air heatstore. It was a large
concrete unit which was buried under the house and heated with
off-peak electricity. When heat was required in the house, air
was blown through channels in the concrete mass and ducted
around the house.
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