Homeowners are increasingly seeking ways to make environmentally friendly choices in their day-to-day lives. One important way to reduce your energy consumption is to choose an eco-friendly heating and cooling system. Not only will it benefit the planet by using less resources, but it will also help your wallet by keeping monthly energy costs down. Here are a few options to consider.
What Are the Most Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems?
1. Heat Pumps
A geothermal heat pump is a unique heating and cooling device that uses heat from the earth to moderate your home’s temperature. The system draws heat from the ground into the home through a network of pipes, which help maintain warmth during the winter months. In the summer, it can remove heat from the house using the reverse process. Because it doesn’t rely on fossil fuels such as heating oil, the system is considered an eco-friendly option. It’s also an efficient cooling solution that requires less energy than other air conditioning systems.
Air source heat pumps, such as ductless mini-splits, also provide very high-efficiency heating and cooling even in extreme climates. Modern compressor technology now enables many ductless systems to provide 100% of their heating capacity even when outside temperatures drop below zero! This eliminates the need for a backup heating system such as a gas-fired furnace.
2. Solar Power
Solar energy has grown in popularity over recent decades. Homes with solar panels draw energy from the sun to power heating and cooling systems without relying on electricity from the nation’s power grids. As long as your home has a solar power system with sufficient capacity, it can power any air conditioning unit, including central air systems. Solar power can also be used to power heat pumps for an even greener, year-round climate-control solution.
3. Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats provide more control over heating and cooling by allowing you to adjust the temperature settings remotely from an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. That way, you can raise or lower the temperature when you’re not home to reduce the costs of heating or cooling an empty house. Plus, smart thermostats can even track your trends over time and offer automated climate control settings that optimize energy usage according to your lifestyle.
No matter which HVAC solution you have in mind, turn to Jon’s Plumbing & Heating for all of your heating and cooling needs. Serving Mount Vernon, OH, our Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractors® are EPA-certified. We offer a number of products that meet Energy Star® ratings to help you find environmentally friendly solutions to heat and cool your home. Find out more about our services online or discuss your needs with one of our team members by calling (740) 520-2312