Electric heating has several advantages, which are as follows:
- Electric heating is a very efficient method of heating. An efficiency of 80 % can be obtained.
- Economical : The initial cost of an electric heating system is low compared to a coal, gas, or oil heating system. All electric heating systems do not require much-skilled labour which is turn reduces the labour cost and maintenance cost.
- Cleanliness : The electric heating provide a neat and clean atmosphere. There is the formation of ash and dust in a coal-fired heating method, whereas no such products are released in an electric heating method. Thus, electric heating is the cleanest method of heating.
- Pollution Free : In an electric heating system, there is no combustion process involved, and no such harmful or flue gases are produced. Thus, this method of heating is completely pollution-free, which keeps the atmosphere clean.
- Automatic Protection : The electric heating is quite safe and responds quickly. It is because the electric heating provides protection against overcurrent and overheating by using fast control devices.
- Less Floor Area : The floor area required for electric heating is less due to the compactness of the electric furnace.
- Better Working Condition : An electric heating system produces no irritating noise, and also the radiation losses are low. Thus, working with electric furnaces is convenient and cool.
- Easy Control : The electric heating can be started instantly or stopped at the required time, keeping a time gap between switching off and cooling off the heating circuit. With the electric heating, automatic switching controls are also possible.
- Highest Efficiency of Utilization : The heat produced by electric heating does not go to waste through chimneys and other by products, whereas most of the heat produced is utilised.
- There is accurate and reliable temperature control for such kind of heating.
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