We're about to begin building our new home on our property- country NSW. At the moment I am looking into heating and cooling options & the associated running costs. we don't have natural gas so our only options are electric reverse cycle systems or bottled LPG. I don't know which way to go, I have heard that both are expensive to run. I want to know which option is the cheapest to run. We run our heating and cooling 24/7 so we're comfortable and I don't want to skimp on doing this.
I know the electricity tariff's are higher in country NSW. The house we are building is 350sq meters, 2.7 ceiling height, so I know it's going to be expensive to heat and cool. But how much I don't know? One person I spoke to at the electricity supplier told me that his MIL has an electric ducted system and her bill for winter was $3000 , could this be right????
So my question is:
How do you heat your home?
How big is your home?
How much does it cost you over winter?
Do you use an electric reverse cycle ducted heating and cooling system or do you heat your home using a ducted gas system (using LPG)?
We have never lived in the country before so any information on this would be great. We have no idea LOL...
Thanks for sharing information