Friendly for the environment and your pockets, energy-efficient solutions for home heating are beginning to become more popular than ever. With advancements in technology, it’s becoming much easier for you to save money while continuing to get the same performance from your heating system, if not better. Energy efficiency is a buzz term for homeowners and following these trends will help you increase the value of your home and decrease your impact on the environment.
Update Your Thermostat
Probably the simplest way to make your home more energy efficient is to update your thermostat. A current trend in the home heating industry is the programmable thermostat. They give homeowners the ability to create a heating schedule. A schedule for heating your home is efficient, especially if no one is home during the day. You can lower the temperatures when nobody’s home and bring them higher when you’re on your way, so that your home will be comfortable when you arrive. Keep in mind that temperature fluctuations that are too broad could have the opposite effect and raise the stress on your furnace.
Many people are familiar with the benefits of using solar panels for cooling, but homeowners can also harness the energy of the sun for home heating as well. Consider all the factors around your home to work with professionals and design a completely customized solar system. These include the amount of direct sunlight that actually reaches your home, if you also plan to heat your water with this system, and where on your property you’d like to locate the thermal collectors themselves. This option is definitely on trend and right in line with the current, available technology.
As a homeowner, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of floor heating, especially when it comes to upgraded bathrooms, but the same technology can be used throughout your home. This trend uses a system that connects to your current furnace (if it is updated) to heat each level of your home from the floor up. It’s energy efficient because it creates an even supply of heat which could result in you being able to turn the thermostat down a couple of degrees.
Heating Tips from Ambient Cooling & Heating
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