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How to heat your home in Turkey.

Antalya is quite warm from mid-April to mid-November. But when the weather gets cold, the question arises: "How to heat your house?" Especially when the rainy season begins. Then the house is not only cold, but also humid. So what to do?


1. GAS-POWERED HEATING SYSTEM

In big cities (like Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir etc.) apartments and villas in Turkey have a gas-powered or coal-powered central heating system. Some large residential


complexes. Speaking of Antalya, most of the owners using the individual gas-powered boilers.

Turkish traditional wood burning stove SOBA

Not in all seaside towns and regions of Antalya you can purchase a property with a gas heating option. But the Turkey's gas network continues to develop quite actively.


2. AIR CONDITIONERS AND ELECTRIC HEATERS

The disadvantage of this heating method is its rather high cost. But this is the most easy way, since air conditioners in Turkey work both for cooling and heating.

You can buy oil convection heaters, they are efficient, do not dry the air and consume less electricity than air conditioners.

There are also infrared heaters and electric underfloor heating.


3. WOOD BURNING STOVE

Wood-burning stoves which are called "Soba" are very popular in Turkey. They perfectly heat the room, and the locals also bake potatoes in it and boil water for tea.

Some types of soba have a glass window so you can enjoy the flame. But, ordinary fireplaces are not so common. It is rather a decorative element and can only be found in houses that were built for foreigners.


In my experience, you only need heating for three winter months: December, January and February. Starting from March, you can safely walk in T-shirts and shorts.

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