Heating in Bulgaria – which option is the cheapest?

Bulgarians are not happy with heating prices

Today, heating in Bulgaria is a topic that only the lazy do not discuss in the country.

According to bourgas.ru, today heating in Bulgaria is a topic that only the lazy do not discuss in the country. Fuel prices are still high, and as temperatures drop, more and more households are opting for electric heating for the coming winter. Many years ago, the Todorov family used solid fuel for heating.

“My son decided to make it easier for us so that we don’t have to carry heavy firewood, travel, spend money – and we put pellets in,” explains Valeria Todorova from Vratsa. And at least in the beginning they could afford it. But since then, the price has skyrocketed.

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“Pellets are very expensive. We bought the last one for 860 leva per ton. Now I decided to collect money again and take it. We checked, the price for them already exceeds 1,100 leva per ton,” says Valeria Todorova.

In order not to drive in the cold in winter, they will need at least 2 tons. That’s why they find option B – air conditioning. Despite September, the new heating device in the house of the Todorov family is already working. While it is still warmer, they will only use it. But when they also launch a pellet stove, their costs will double compared to last year.

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“For 1 month, 450 levs is only pellets, electricity is about 100 levs. I have a hope, as they say on TV, that maybe they will cut the fuel. I hope they take pity on those with pellets,” Todorova hopes.

With rising prices for all types of fuel, more and more people want to switch to electricity for the coming winter.

“Air conditioners are currently the most economical option. Now there is a lot of work with gas prices,” says air conditioner installer Mario.

And experts are categorical: electric heating is the most profitable.

“The lowest costs are for heating air conditioners. Modern air conditioners operate in thermopump mode. From 3 to 4 kilowatt-hours of heat is added to 1 kilowatt-hour of electricity. You can also use night electricity – it is also inexpensive, ”explains Lyudmil Kostadinov, Ch. expert of the Agency for sustainable energy development.

However, a large percentage of Bulgarians still prefer solid fuels, and these are firewood and coal. The prices for these types of fuel today in Bulgaria are also going through the roof!

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