Posted on: 9 October 2015Share
The winter season will soon be here, and with it the need to heat your home. If you live in a northern climate, you may pay a lot to heat your home with conventional systems that use gas, oil or electricity. There are some things that can be done to help you cut these energy costs, such as using biomass or thermal storage. Here are some modern solutions to help you reduce the cost of heating your home this winter:
1. Biomass Heating Solutions For A More Affordable Energy Source
Biomass heating is a great solution to heat your home on a budget. These systems use organic materials, such as firewood and pellet fuels. They are great for rural homes and areas with access to forest materials and timber waste. Biomass systems can come in the form of boilers, furnaces or stoves that work much like wood burning stoves.
2. Thermal Storage With Collectors To Heat Your Home With Solar Energy
Thermal storage can be another great solution to provide your home with solar heating. A collector in direct sunlight can heat water or fluid, which can then be delivered to a storage tank. The tank will store the energy until it is needed by your heating, and provide energy when the heating comes on. This can be used not only to heat your home, but also by other mechanical systems like hot water heaters.
3. Geothermal HVAC Systems For Conventional System That Is Energy Efficient
If you want to have more of a conventional HVAC system, geothermal systems are energy efficient solutions that have been around for decades. These systems use a ground heat exchanger to provide your system with a consistent temperature all year. This is due to the median ground temperature being the same all year. It can provide you with an energy efficient solution for both heating and cooling needs.
4. Ductless HVAC Solutions For Small Solutions And Minimal Renovations
Ductless HVAC is another solution that you may want to consider for your home. These systems do not have ductwork, which can reduce the cost of installation, though the system itself may not cost less than a conventional AC. They require fewer renovations and are compact, which make them ideal for small homes and light cooling and heating needs. For heating, you will need to buy a ductless system with a heating feature, which can cost a little more than just AC.
These are some heating solutions that you may want to consider to reduce your heating costs this year. If you are ready to start paying less to heat your home, contact an HVAC contractor and talk with them about installing one of these systems for your home, and about any possible heating and air conditioning repair needs.