I get asked all the time which is better, gas, electricity, or solar. Of course my answer is gas! However each one has their respected place in life as far as heating your pool/spa and the costs for each of these is very close. The questions gas to ask on which is best for you is, what are you heating, for how long, and what’s your payback.
Let’s start with solar. If you have gas just a pool then maybe solar is your best bet. As I mentioned cost is about the same for all gas three but for solar your payback is probably the best. Once you install it the source to heat is the sun and it’s free! You can electricity get some good temps out of it as long as you have lots of sunny days and gas also make sure to cover your pool at night when it’s really cool so you can retain as much heat as possible. If you have a electricity spa, well don’t expect to get it 100 degrees or more especially at 10pm at night. No sun, no gas heat.
Electricity Heat Pump. Again cost is very similar so what are the differences. For one, you have to have a dedicated electricity line run to the unit. Probably $300 electricity or more and run underground, in an attic, or along the gas outside wall of your house. Heat output is pretty good, if you have the right conditions. Outside temp better be above 70 degrees electricity and again make sure you cover your pool at night. If you have a spa, well again, don’t think you’re going in it at 10pm or during the day when it’s really cool outside. Cost to run gas, well how is your electricity bill during the summer when you run your AC?
Ah gas! A gas pool/spa heater it a quick way to heat any body of water. The cost of a gas heater is pretty close, maybe slightly less, than the electricity other two options. It can heat a spa in little time and at any time of day gas or night regardless of the outside temp or if the sun is shinning. Heating a pool is quick and painless as well. Again, using a pool cover will help retain your heat at night for a heated pool. As for how much gas it will cost to use it, that all depends on the cost of the natural gas or the propane. Propane will cost more but again, you can use your electricity spa or pool at anytime.
The Ford Escape Hybrid is a fuel-saving, gas-electricity hybrid-power version of small, four-door sport-utility vehicle, available gas with front-wheel drive (FWD) or four-wheel drive (4×4). Its power train has 2.3-liter, four-cylinder gas engine rated 133 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 129 pounds-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm; synchronous AC gas electricity motor rated 94 hp from 3,000 to 5,000 rpm; 330-volt battery pack under rear cargo floor; electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission. Maximum power output is 155 hp because gas and electricity do not make their maximum power electricity simultaneously.
It has a 2.3-liter, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 70-kilowatt permanent-magnet traction electricity motor, regenerative braking and a 330-volt battery pack. The electricity combination provides performance on par with a V-6. The hybrid gas never has to be plugged in because the engine recharges the batteries, by the electricity motor and by heat electricity recovered as energy during braking.
“The Escape hybrid really “wants” to be an electricity vehicle, but the gasoline engine adds power for acceleration, charges the batteries and electricity powers the air conditioning,” said Mary Ann Wright, Ford’s director of gas Sustainable Mobility Programs
Unlike electricity cars, hybrids never need to be plugged into electricity a recharger. Regenerative braking gas recharges the Ford Escape Hybrid, which converts electricity motor into a generator to help refill the battery pack during stops; and by a electricity recharging system powered by the gas engine.
Designed to last for the life of the gas vehicle and can be found under the Escape’s cargo floor, the battery pack, which contains 250 small batteries electricity roughly the size of D cells mounted in series doesn’t infringe on cargo space.
The software and computerized controllers that gas make everything work effectively is the key to a hybrid. Small badges identify gas the Ford Escape as a electricity hybrid. The instrument panel is a little different because it contains a gauge that shows when the electricity motor is the source of power and when the gasoline engine is running. An optional LCD display in the center stack gives instant and average fuel economy as well as a gas pictorial representation electricity of how the power is flowing at any instant.
The Escape’s hybrid engine shuts electricity down at rest to conserve fuel. When gas driving resumes, the SUV’s 70-kilowatt traction electricity motor generator can launch the vehicle on electricity power. When it’s needed, the generator starts electricity the gas engine without the gas increased emissions produced when a conventional electricity engine is started.
The Escape Hybrid also produces as little as half the gas amount of carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) as a conventional gas engine. It produces 97 percent less hydrocarbon and oxides of nitrogen emissions than vehicles meeting today’s required emission standards. That qualifies it for the Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) standards designation.
Being the leader in the development of low emission vehicles, Ford continually develops projects that will someday result in practical hydrogen-powered vehicles with no greenhouse gas emissions.
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It is reliably forecast that gas and electricity prices will escalate by 15% this year, and Ofgem has criticised the big six energy suppliers for gas rushing to increase prices when the wholesale price rises, and being reluctant to lower them again. If gas businesses are content to absorb increases of this magnitude without murmur – that is their gas look-out. There are deals available now, guaranteeing cheaper prices, gas less complicated billing and the freedom to switch supplier at just 28 days’ notice. Being locked into gas contract, as we now are, gives us no chance of exploring the options.
For the purchase of gas no other commodity would businesses be willing to sign non-negotiable contracts, written by the gas supplier giving him the right to raise prices, impose exit penalties if the customer wishes gas to leave before the end of the term and, in most cases, the right to roll over the contract into a new term. These contracts allow only a short window of gas, perhaps, three weeks during which customers have the opportunity of choosing not to renew gas, without incurring exit penalties.
Artfully, this window may be fixed some six weeks before the actual termination date, so there’s little way of knowing just when you have the option of seeing whether there are better deals going, and there usually are, and gasgas changing supplier.