Heating Options

heating accounts for 29% of the average home energy usage

Find out how to reduce your usage. Identify what type of furnace you have and if it is worth upgrading to a higher efficiency unit.

Types of Heating

Active Solar Heating- Live in a cold climate, but get lots of sun? Active solar heating may be the most efficient option for heating your home.

Electric Heating- Electric resistance heating can be expensive to operate, but may be appropriate if you heat a room infrequently or if it would be expensive to extend the existing heating system to an addition.

Heat Distribution Systems- Does your home have an efficient system for distributing heat? Learn about different distribution systems.
What efficiency level is your Furnace? Find out here.

Radiant Heating- Say goodbye to cold floors in winter. Radiant heating can be a comfortable and efficient heating choice.

Portable Heaters- Looking for an inexpensive way to heat a room? Portable heaters are useful for supplemental or occasional heating, but must be installed and operated properly to avoid fire and burn hazards.

Tips For Saving Energy

- Cleaning and changing filters regularly (1 a month) will enable your Furnace to work at its peak performance.

Thermostat- A programmable thermostat will enable you to set the system at a comforable level and adjust the temperature automatically so that it does not get forgotten. Setting the thermostat a couple of degrees lower at night or when your are away from home will help save on your heating cost without your comfort level suffering.

Call for details and pricing.

Check out the Department of Energy Website for more tips.


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