4 Eco-Friendly Heating Alternatives for Your Home

With today’s economy, it’s necessary to find economical ways to heat our home. Furthermore, using conventional fossil fuels is dangerous for the environment. Therefore, we need alternatives that will heat our home and also help us protect the environment. Lucky for us, there are four eco-friendly ways to heat our home that will also save us money. 

  1. Pellet Stoves – A pellet stove is an excellent alternative way to heat your home. The stove burns compressed wood or biomass pellets that creating heat source for your home. Pellet stoves are now being used in residential homes and many industrial spaces. The stove uses a hopper or storage container to steadily feed the biomass pellets into the burn pot area. The stove creates a constant flame that heats your home. Many new homes built today use pellet stoves for their central heating system.
  2. Solar Heating Systems – There are two different types of active solar heating systems. One system will heat the air and transfer the heated air to your home using solar powered fans. The second system will heat the liquid and save the liquid to a storage system. Afterwards, the storage system transfers heated water the heat to your home. The solar systems use an auxiliary system to move additional heat to your home when needed.
  3. Geothermal Heating System – The earth remains at a constant temperature just below the surface because it absorbs nearly half the solar energy the planet receives. Therefore, a geothermal heating system is excellent for your home because it takes advantage of the stable temperatures underground. A geothermal system can provide your home with heat, hot water, and even keep your home cool during the warmer months of the year.
  4. Split Heat Pumps – A heat pump is an excellent way to heat or cool down your home. The pump runs on a small amount of electricity to move heat around your home from one location to another. The heat pump pulls the heat out of the ground or air and uses this heat for your home. The major advantage of a split heat pump is that you don’t need to invest in a standing heating system and air conditioner to heat and cool your home.  

When building a new home or replacing an old air conditioner or heater, it’s recommended that you install an eco-friendly system. Today these units are affordable and will pay for themselves over time. Furthermore, eco-friendly heating and cooling systems make a positive impact on the environment.



Awan Cheyanne

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Awan is a technical engineer, freelance blogger and hobbyist.

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