It seems like everyone is going “green” these days. There are solar power options, wind power, organic products and more, all of which are supposed to better the environment one way or another. However, the fact remains that one of the most important ways to “go green” is to cut your carbon footprint. Of the many factors that contribute here, your home energy usage is one of the largest. As such, your HVAC system can be a large contributor to your overall energy use. However, there are green furnace and heating options available that can help you slash your energy usage, without cutting down on your comfort.
One of the best options is to invest in a high-efficiency heating system. These systems provide plenty of heat for your home, but they operate at considerably more efficient levels, helping you save money on your electric bill each month.
If you prefer to use a different green furnace, then you might consider new dual-fuel heat systems. These operate on both gas and electricity. In essence, these furnaces combine an electric heat pump, with the reliability and performance of a gas system. When the weather becomes too cold for optimum efficiency in the electric system, the furnace switches to gas and your efficiency is increased. Because gas is only used to heat your home during the very coldest times of year, this is an excellent way to increase your savings while decreasing your overall home heating costs.
Another option here is to look at new solar heating systems for your home. These systems combine the energy generation and immense savings of home solar panels, with the performance of the best heating systems on the market. In essence, the company installs the number of solar panels you want on your home, and the power produced from these offsets the cost of operating your new home furnace. This provides you with free energy. During certain times of the year, you can actually operate your furnace without having to worry about any electric costs. Even during the coldest months, you will still be able to offset the cost of heating your home by a considerable amount.
These are only a few of your options in green furnace and heating options on the market today. Speaking with a reputable HVAC company will help you determine which path is best for your needs, and allow you to go green today.