Most homes are heated using non-renewable fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal. Not only are these fuels subject to price fluctuations but also harmful to the environment. Fortunately, there are green heating solutions you can use during the chilly times. Let’s take a look at the different options you can choose from.
Active Solar Heating
An active solar system is the greenest heating solution. It eliminates the use of fossil fuels for home heating. It captures solar energy using panels. This energy heats a fluid. That heat is transferred to your home when the radiators or fan blows air through your ductwork.
This is also an emissions-free heating system. It heats your home using the heat stored underground, where the temperature is constantly around 50 degrees. This process of moving underground heat into your home is much less energy intensive than the heating process of conventional systems and even the most energy efficient gas furnaces.
A pellet stove burns pellets made of compacted wood chips or sawdust. It’s considered the cleanest solid fuel heating appliance. It emits far less carbon dioxide than a traditional wood stove. It’s also more energy efficient.
This is a special type of fireplace that traps heat within its twisty smoke chamber’s bricks. It provides heat for up to 24 hours. It needs fewer supplies than a traditional wood stove because it burns slower. A masonry heater also produces less pollution. Due to the trapped heat and slow burn, it provides your home with more heat than other kinds of fireplaces and stoves.
These heating systems will make your home greener as well as keep you and your family warm for less. To learn more about green heating, please contact us at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. For more than 80 years, we’ve served the Greater Cleveland area with superior HVAC and plumbing services.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues. For more information about home heating and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or give us a call at 440-345-8795.
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