Alternative Ways To Heat Your Home
November 01, 2017
Winters are long and can be truly expensive. It’s a sad fact that energy price is continuously rising, giving homeowners some crippling heating bills. Don’t make this winter as costly as your last experience. Here are alternative ways to save energy and get your home cozy all winter round.
- Geothermal Heating
If you want to cut down on your energy consumption while keeping your home warm for the long winter season, invest in geothermal heating. Energy Star reports that this is not just efficient in providing the right comfort but its operation does not give threat to the environment. As compared to traditional heating devices, geothermal system uses the Earth’s stable temperature which normally ranges from 45-75 degrees, depending on the latitude.
The cost of geothermal system can be a bit steep. However, after 3-5 years, the system will pay for itself and you’ll barely even notice your heating expense in the years to come. This can also increase the value of your home in case you plan to market your property.
- Pellet Stoves
The size and look is somewhat identical to wood stoves but pellet stove is more energy efficient since it uses pellets from sawdust which easily grow on farmlands with poor soil quality. Pellet stoves allow you to enjoy a warm and cozy home with less fuel consumption. They even emit very little pollution and are said to be the cleanest solid fuel-burning device.
A small pellet stove (1,300 to 1,500 square feet) fits a small home but larger ones may require two. The cost of pellet stoves continuously increases as it grows popularity and it becomes a big consideration when purchasing.
- Solar Heating
Solar heating is the most energy efficient ways to heat your home. You can choose between an air-based system where the air is heated by the sun and a system that makes use of hydronic collector. Both of these make use of the solar radiation to provide the needed heat in your home. Some systems even have a storage structure so you can have heat even if the sun is not shining.
Size is an important consideration in installing solar heating for your home. Knowing how many square feet your home needs however can be a bit tricky and may need a professional help.
Don’t let winter bring burden in your pocket. Visit our page for more heating tips from Airview A/C, your trusted heating and cooling company in McKinney TX.