eco friendly hvac

Exploring Eco-Friendly Systems for Cooling and Heating

You want to make sure that your office and home are comfortable, but you also want to ensure an eco-friendly existence. The good news is that you do not have to choose, as you can have both. Starting from the heating and AC installation phase, you can work to ensure that your home is green and the right temperature for the season.

 

Pellet Stoves for an Efficient Heating System

 

Compared to a wood stove, this is considered to be a more efficient option. It burns a number of renewable resources, such as sawdust and switchgrass. Just one pellet stove is generally enough to adequately heat a home of about 1,500 square feet. Larger homes will likely need two. You will not have to have a wood pile and the resources that this stove burns tend to be very inexpensive.

 

Active Solar Heating Systems

 

This is an ideal system where there is a good amount of sunshine throughout the year, including in the cold winter months. They use the sun to derive heat using a type of fluid, such as a non-toxic glycol or water, and they send it to a storage chamber that accumulates so that it can heat the home as needed. The heat can be put throughout radiant floor heating systems, central forced-air systems, radiators or hot water baseboards.

 

Geothermal Cooling and Heating Systems

 

This type of systems warms in the cold months and cools in the warm months using stable ground temperature. The temperature underground is naturally approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter the actual temperature above ground. Pipes placed below ground circulate liquid with the help of a heat pump for this type of system. It does not rely on fossil fuels and it uses a very small amount of electricity to operate, making it a very green and efficient option.

 

Hybrid Solar Air Conditioners

 

This type of air conditioner uses batteries and solar power to operate, so it is not using any of your electricity, helping you to conserve energy in your home. The air conditioner from the sun when the sun is out to derive power to operate it. At the same time, it is also pulls some solar energy and sends it to the appliance batteries so that they are charged. When the sun is down, the air conditioner converts to the battery to keep running so that it can run all day if you need it to without using your home’s energy.

 

As you can see, there are a number of systems you can consider when you are looking into heating and AC installation. Simply think about your needs and your home or office to determine which one is the best for you.