# How to calculate the heating costs

To calculate heating costs and to choose the right heating system, you need to know the parameters for which there is a calculation. These parameters include operating costs, the cost of purchasing the equipment and its installation, and ease of use of this equipment. Operating costs - it is primarily the cost of fuel and maintenance.

## Instruction how to calculate heating costs

Step 1:

To save buy electric boiler. The most expensive option is the boiler on LPG or diesel fuel. Also consider ease of use boilers. When using solid fuel boilers require constant reload fuel is preferably gas or electric boilers.

Step 2:

Expect boilers that work on the main gas. The heating season lasts for approximately 7 months. To heat 10 sq. meters of premises, the boiler needs 1 kW. Approximately all of the heating season, an area of 150 square meters. meters we get consumption 37,800 kW / h. This is certainly not an exact value, as is still dependent on home insulation, wall thickness, length of the winter, it is cold or not.

Step 3:

To find out the cost of the main flow of gas, multiply the cost of the season at the cost of 1 kW / h of gas main.

Step 4:

In the case of use of solid fuel boiler (wood burning) should know that on the 1st cubic of firewood required 650 kg. and 0.4 kg. firewood to produce 1 kilowatt / hour.

Step 5:

If you have an electric boiler: 1 kW / hr of thermal energy is 1 kW / h of electricity. Calculate the cost of heating in such a boiler is very simple - the cost of a kilowatt and will cost heat for 1 kW / h.

Step 6:

The largest will be the cost of heating boiler with diesel fuel as 0.1 liter diesel is equal to 1 kW / hr of thermal energy, and diesel fuel is not cheap. But if there is no possibility to use other heating may be used and this embodiment.

Step 7:

When calculating heating costs you should consider the cost of the equipment itself. In this case, the installation and the cost of the electric boiler is the lowest, and the boiler on diesel fuel - the highest. Follow these tips to choose the optimal heating option does not present much difficulty. Choose according to your abilities and desires.