Power use and Heat
Posted Jun 6, 2008 18:08 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Power use and Heat
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I believe central electric heating is rare in the US, because it's cheaper and more useful to put a separate electric heater in every room. In contrast, gas/coal/oil systems are centralized because it isn't practical to put a burner in every room. Or even a thermostat.
I've seen central electric (forced air is worth paying more for for many people), just not very much.
I don't know why that would differ between the UK and the US, though.
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