Winter weather will soon arrive in River Oaks, TX. It’s imperative that you home has an new heater. You probably don’t want to spend more money than necessary heating your home. That’s why we offer these four energy-efficient options for Texas homeowners.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint With Geothermal Heating
Geothermal heating systems transfer warmth from the Earth into your home. These systems are heat pumps, and they make use of the Earth’s consistent temperature of about 60 degrees six or more feet below the soil’s surface. They require a vertical or horizontal pipe system for the heat transfer. Geothermal heating systems have a lifespan of 50 years, and they can also cool your home.
Stay Comfortable With a Heat Pump
Air-source heat pumps are also energy-efficient. Air-source heat pumps move warmth from the outdoors into your home. Since they don’t generate heat, they’re highly efficient. Choose one with Energy Star certification, which will use 30% less electricity to heat your home. Look for a heat pump with a heating season performance factor (HSPF) rating of 12 or higher.
Choose a High-efficiency Furnace
Today’s gas furnaces are more efficient than ever. Look for one with a variable-speed blower and motor. Furnaces are rated with the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) measurement. The most efficient furnaces are up to 98.5% efficient at converting energy input into heat output.
Save Money With Ductless Systems
Leaky air ducts waste up to 30% of the air heated by a forced-air system, such as a heat pump or furnace. Consider a ductless heating system instead. They use a wall-mounted fan to push warm air into your living space. They can be set up as a single-zone or multi-zone heating system. Ductless systems also offer cooling functions.
Today’s heating systems are more energy-efficient than ever. Installing a new heater will lower your monthly heating bill and reduce the size of your home’s carbon footprint. Contact us at Conditioned Air today to learn more about energy-efficient heating options.