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Air Quality & Home Heating: Gas vs. Electric, and the Future of Climate Control - Solenco South Africa

Air Quality & Home Heating: Gas vs. Electric, and the Future of Climate Control

When it comes to choosing a heating solution for your home, it's not just about comfort and efficiency, it's also about air quality. Heating systems, whether gas or electric, can influence the air we breathe in our homes and ultimately, our health and well-being. Today, we'll discuss gas heaters vs. electric heaters, with a specific focus on their impact on air quality.

Gas Heaters and Air Quality

Gas heaters, while being highly effective, can sometimes raise concerns about indoor air quality. Burning natural gas produces by-products like nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and water vapour. In an inadequately ventilated room, this can lead to a build-up of these gases, potentially causing health issues such as headaches, shortness of breath, and at high enough levels, even life-threatening situations.

Nitrogen dioxide, even at low concentrations, can irritate the respiratory system, while carbon monoxide is a silent, odourless killer, that can go undetected without the use of a carbon monoxide detector.

Electric Heaters and Air Quality

On the other hand, electric heaters such as the Mill WiFi Portable Electric Heater- 1200W, don't produce these combustion by-products, leading to healthier air quality in your home. They generate heat through electric resistance, which means no burning, no smoke, and no release of harmful gases.

Why Choose Mill WiFi Portable Electric Heater - 1200W?

The Mill WiFi Portable Electric Heater- 1200W not only guarantees clean air but also brings a host of additional benefits. It's portable, meaning you can easily move it to where it's needed most. It's also quiet, a quality often overlooked until you're trying to sleep or concentrate with the constant background noise of a noisier unit.

One standout feature of the Mill WiFi Portable Electric Heater is its WiFi capability. This heater connects to your home WiFi, enabling you to control your home’s heating system from anywhere through the Millheat app on your smartphone. Whether you're in bed and don't want to step out into the cold, or on your way home and want to preheat your living space, the power is right at your fingertips.

Finally, electric heaters are generally easier to maintain than gas heaters, requiring fewer safety checks and less routine maintenance.

Already Have a Gas Heater? Monitor the Air Quality

For those utilising a gas heater and seeking to ensure good air quality, meet the Atmotube PRO, your personal air quality guardian.

The Atmotube PRO sets itself apart with its ability to measure a variety of pollutants, including PM1, PM2.5, and PM10 pollutants such as dust, smoke, pollen, and soot. Additionally, it can detect Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), alongside assessing temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.

This advanced device connects to the Atmotube mobile app, providing comprehensive, real-time data on your personal exposure to air pollution. It's ready for use straight out of the box and requires no calibration. With immediate air quality status updates, you can quickly respond to environmental changes.

Furthermore, Atmotube PRO acts as a mini weather station. Its built-in barometric pressure sensor caters to those sensitive to weather changes, ensuring you can manage your comfort effectively. With up to 10 days of battery life on a single charge in 15-min mode, you'll never be left unaware of your air quality.

Of note, the Atmotube PRO is the first consumer-grade product to utilise an MCERTS certified PM sensor, a significant advancement in air quality monitoring technology. Its high accuracy in measuring particulate matter is verified by AQ-SPEC at South Coast AQMD.

By choosing Atmotube PRO, you join a larger mission. You contribute anonymous environmental data to a global air quality map, forming part of a community committed to healthier living conditions.


In the debate of gas versus electric heating, considerations extend beyond energy efficiency and operational cost. The impact on air quality is a key factor. The Mill WiFi Portable Electric Heater - 1200W not only provides an efficient heating solution but also contributes to better indoor air quality. For those using gas heaters, the Atmotube PRO offers a cutting-edge solution to maintaining a safe, comfortable indoor environment.

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