Gas Shortage Crisis and Alternative Home Heating Solutions for Homeowners in Pakistan
Most families across Pakistan have eventually realized, how increasing gas prices and shortage issue is depriving them of their hard earned money. Consequently, most of them have started exploring efficient ways to heat their homes in winters. In fact, several property owners, when looking to build a new home, often turn up to their professional construction companies in Lahore to seek advice on home heating.
Keeping this in view, Amer Adnan Associates has compiled a list of few feasible alternatives to natural gas heating:
1- LPG Gas
LPG gas seems to be the most viable choice in the absence of natural gas during peak winter season. But, high demand for LPG gas skyrockets the prices and often chokes the sales in major provinces of Pakistan such as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Thanks to black-marketers and profiteers who jumps in to take undue advantage of the situation.
It is for this reason, a lot of people have started using electric heaters in their homes.
2- Electric Heaters
The electric heater is another mean to keep the homes warm during winters. However, this method produces more CO2, and it’s not easy on the pocket, considering the current rates of electricity and the amount of electricity such heaters consume.
3- Inverter Air Conditioners
Inverter air conditioners, however, are eyeing to change this notion. The new breed of air conditioners is all the rage these days. As, nearly all the major appliance manufacturers in the country are claiming to be using the DC inverter technology in their ACs. This novel technology in ACs can reduce your electricity expense by 50 to 70 percent and that too without compromising on the consumer experience.
The best part about inverter ACs is they come pack with both cooling and heating functions. This seems to be a good investment for homeowners as, unlike their predecessors the inverter ACs soothe users both in summers and winters. Manufacturers suggest that an inverter AC consumes 2.5 Amperes in normal condition and 9.5 Amperes in extreme conditions.
Their normal electricity usage is way less than conventional ACs and they work just fine on low voltage as well. Together all these features make inverter ACs a good substitute of gas heaters.
But, what about water heating?
4- Instant Water Heaters/Geysers
Instant water heater/geyser solves your water heating problem without any hitch. Not only they are widely available in the country, you can also get them in different sizes, having the capacity to store six liters to 100 liters of water. Pick one that best meets your need.
The best thing about these geysers is most of them come pack with built in timers and automatic ignition systems, which empower property owners to make great savings. Furthermore, you can install the small electric water geysers inside your bathrooms as they look great and instantly provide warm water with just the right pressure.
5- Solar Water Geysers
Solar water geysers are swiftly gaining popularity among homeowners. Especially, the ones living in localities where residents are either haunted by low gas pressure or have completely no access to it at all throughout the year. The solar water heaters use sunlight to heat up the water.
The energy efficient geyser directly relies on natural convection phenomenon in which warm water rises and circulate through the flat plate collector and through to the tank. In the meantime, cooler water flows downwards from the tank into the absorber, which stirs the circulation throughout the system.
To install the system, all you need is a roof that is open from the south east and south west side, so you can install the solar water heater without any hassle. In fact, Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGPL) is now offering solar water geysers on easy installments.
Word of Advice
A professional architecture company in Lahore would greatly help you pick the best home heating solution for a new construction. Since they consider different factors, including space, position, site, etc. prior suggesting a solution to the clients.