Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

3 Renewable Energy Solutions That Make Heating And Hot Water Systems More Efficient

by Louise Moore

If you are looking for green improvements that help reduce your utilities and energy consumption, look no further than your heating. There are many options to heat your home more efficiently with renewable energy, as well as to provide you with hot water. Some of the options that you may want to consider include geothermal exchange, solar water heaters, and biomass energy. Here are some tips to help you choose the thermal systems that help make your heating more efficient and reduce energy costs:

1. Solar Collectors And Hot Water Heaters For Your Home's Heating Needs

One of the simplest designs to improve efficiency with renewable energy is solar collectors. These collectors are solar water heaters, which can be used to provide your home with hot water or reduce energy used by a conventional water heater. The solar collectors can also be used to reduce the energy used by household heating systems to make your home more efficient.

2. Geothermal Heat Exchangers To Reduce Energy Needs Of HVAC And Mechanical Systems

The ground beneath your feet holds a valuable renewable energy resource: geothermal energy. Modern HVAC systems can use the energy stored in the soil as a thermal exchange system that reduces the energy needed for heating and cooling your home. The great thing about geothermal systems is that they can also be used with other mechanical designs, such as your hot water heater, to maximize the energy efficiency and savings for your home.

3. Biomass Fuels And Boilers For An Efficient Heating And Hot Water Solution For Homes

Probably the oldest renewable energy technology around, biomass fuels provide a cost-effective way to heat your home and provide you with hot water. These systems use furnaces and boilers that are powered with fuels made from organic materials like pellets made from sawmill waste, wood chips, firewood, and other dry waste materials. The great thing about biomass is the number of options you have for heating your home and hot water. You can use firewood with outdoor boilers or have more conventional compact boiler designs that use smaller materials like wood chips or pellet fuels. In addition, these systems can also be expanded and heat more spaces, such as outdoor buildings like garages, workshops, or animal enclosures and other farm buildings. 

These are some tips that will help choose the right combination of renewable energy solutions for more efficient heating and hot water. If you are ready to start making your home more efficient, contact a heating and cooling service and talk to them about some of these renewable energy solutions for your home. 


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Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Hi there, my name is Marissa Sonder. I would like to use my site to talk about the different types of furnaces available for residential and commercial applications. Growing up, my school had an actual boiler room that provided heat and hot water for the entire building. All of the students loved to go down to the boiler room and learn about all of the components down there. Although many buildings have moved on from this old piece of equipment, I would like to discuss its use in detail on this site. I will also talk about modern electric, natural gas, propane and oil furnace systems. Thanks for coming by.