I guess it depends on where you live. I was in the upper Blue Mountains recently and central heating was essential. We had a 3 bedroom house so we couldn’t turn it off in the rooms we weren’t using, other than to close the vent. For a larger house you could invest in a zoned system which allows you to turn the heating off in certain parts of the house.
Is it cheap to run? No. BUT it’s more efficient than portable heaters and it’s less hassle than fire places.
Hope that helps
Published 27th February 2020