There are a lot of different options out there when it comes to providing heat into our homes. Every situation is unique for everyone’s living situation and home layout. There are an increasing amount of new ways to heat your home in a sustainable manner. Start with your goals in mind, are you trying to save money as to not emit a carbon footprint, or are you solely focused on the most efficient systems possible? Depending on where you live, this can dramatically change. What works well for us in the Dallas area may does not necessarily work well for people in the Northwest or Northeast. Different climates, different types of materials used in construction, and so on.
Seasons also play a big part in determining how to build a sustainable heating system. We don’t want the efficiencies of winter needs to undermine our summer comfortability. Modern heat pumps use existing air outside the home to cool and heat inside. These are also known as reverse-cycle and are efficient. Hydronic heating is also another popular choice for sustainability. Circulating water through pipes and radiators to warm rooms of the home is a great option. Overall, these are a couple of suggestions but each approach is unique. Call Quigley if you need help planning out the sustainable system you need.