Imagine this: 20 years in the future, your home is designed to run off of renewable energy, has eco-friendly everything, and is exactly the right size for your family.
Not only that, but the energy bill stays affordable because of greener options! That may sound like a dream, but it isn’t far from reality. The truth is, that it isn’t far off at all–at least for the energy-efficient appliances.
There are actually a number of heating systems for your home on the market, however, you have to seek them out or install them yourself if you want to see the benefits! We’re going to discuss three different types of affordable heating systems and how they work! Keep reading for more information.
Solar Energy For Solar Heating
You can often see homes with solar panels attached to the roof or in the front yard. The panels seen collect energy from the sun and then transfer it into DC current.
For a solar heating system, the panels collect energy and transfer it to a heat-conducting liquid (basically environmentally-friendly antifreeze.) This liquid moves between the warm water tank and the panels.
Once the collector reaches a temperature a few degrees warmer than the water tank, a regulator turns the circulation pump on allowing for the transport of heat.
Solar panels used to be expensive to install but have come down in price over the recent years. This means that it is, even more, cost-efficient and can save you hundreds of dollars in energy.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
When you hear this name, the ‘geo’ part might remind you of geology, while the thermal may remind you of warmth. This isn’t too far off from the definition, as ‘geo’ relates to the earth, and thermal absolutely relates to warmth.
With this said, a geothermal heat pump is a system that has pipes buried underground. These pipes are filled with water and collect heat from the earth as it flows.
When the water returns to the handler, warm air is distributed throughout the home. Because this type of heat is being transferred and not created, it is a very cost-efficient system over time.
How About Air Pumps?
Air heat pumps are similar to geothermal heat pumps but instead of being underground, they are above ground, use antifreeze instead of water, and don’t work well in temperatures below 25 degrees.
This type of heating implement transfers heat instead of creating it like geothermal pumps so they are efficient.
However, because they don’t work well below certain temperatures, a backup method of heating your home will be needed. Oh, and these pumps can be reversed to act as air conditioners in the summer.
Choosing The Best For Your Family
Moving to a new home is stressful, and the last thing you want to do is move into one only to find out the monthly utilities cost hundreds of dollars. With these types of heating systems, you can count on the fact that your energy bill will be lower than another home without them.
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Also, if you have any questions, don’t forget to call us at (919) 646-3639 to handle all of your HVAC needs.