If you are trying to save energy and money, investing in efficient home heating system is a great way to start. Keeping your house warm, especially during the winter months, can really rack up your energy bill. That’s not great for your bank account or the environment.
Choosing an energy efficient heating system for your home can be a challenge if you don’t know much about the different types of systems. However, with the proper research and guidance, you can easily implement one of best the systems for a reasonable cost.
When you start looking for a new system, here are the main energy-efficient options you’re going to have:
Solar Heating Systems
Using the sun’s energy is by far the most efficient way to heat your home. It’s inexpensive, harmless to the environment, and very simple to use. You probably won’t even have to pay very much to have it installed. Simply place solar panels in areas where they can receive direct sunlight and you will be able to heat your house quickly and cheaply. However, if your home design prevents the solar panels from being able to soak up much energy, you might not be able to rely on solar panels alone. Ask a professional if they think that your home’s placement and design is conducive to a solar heating system.
Geothermal Heating Systems
If for some reason you can’t install a solar heating system, geothermal systems are the next best thing. Essentially, the system will extract energy from the ground around your home. It releases very minimal amounts of greenhouse gases and pollutants, and it will still save you money on your heating costs. The biggest drawback is that your home’s location must be perfect in order to produce enough geothermal energy. Installation can also be extremely pricey.
Wood Heating System
Although this system might sound pretty archaic in comparison to the other two, burning wood can be a very low-cost form of energy production. It’s not exactly sustainable for everyone, but if you have access to enough firewood to fuel an energy-efficient wood stove, you can warm your house without spending big bucks.
Ready to consider implementing one of these systems? Talk to a professional like Robert B. Payne Inc. before making any big decisions. The company can give you reliable advice, quote you on an installation, and walk you through the change. Call 540-373-5876 or visit www.robertbpayne.com today to learn more or schedule an appointment.