Your carbon footprint is comprised of all the energy you use on a daily basis. For example, every time your heating or cooling system turns on or you take a warm shower, your carbon footprint is likely growing, since most of these systems uses energy derived from a carbon source such as oil. Solar energy is a so-called free energy source, with its use not contributing to your carbon footprint once the system has been installed in your home.
With increasing energy prices, a sun-powered home comfort system like the Lennox SunSource System is an economically viable choice. In a climate like Northeast Ohio, where heating and cooling runs for a large portion of the year, savings in utility costs due to a solar system will pay for the initial up-front investment.
To determine the most efficient system, you should talk to a professional in the heating and cooling industry. In general, because of the amount and intensity of the sunlight Ohio receives it probably makes sense to install collectors with a high sunlight collecting capability or increase the number of panels.
Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing has been serving Greater Cleveland for more than 75 years. Contact us and we will be more than happy to advise you on a solar heating system that fits your needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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