Are you looking for a few ways to optimize the energy usage in your home? You could start with one of the biggest appliances in the house: the heater. Heating is the biggest energy consumer in many homes. While solar lighting systems have been popular for many decades, solar-based heaters have yet to catch up. Yet adopting solar energy for heating systems can save the average household a significant chunk of the energy bill. If you are upgrading your heater, you should consider switching to solar heating systems for these several advantages:
Cut Down on Energy Spending
Depending on the solar system configuration, you can reduce your reliance on the main grid or go completely off-grid. Since heating takes a big share of the energy bill, it is an easy start if you want to cut down on your energy costs.
Your bills will drop to zero if you are using a completely DC system off-grid solar system. You will also cut down your power bill significantly if you choose a hybrid system because it switches to solar during hours of peak demand when electricity tariffs are highest.
Boost Property Value
Investing in solar heating systems will also add value to your property. Whether you are building a new home or adding heating systems to an old homestead, the heating system is one of the most significant investments that you can make in your house.
Swapping an oil-based heating system for a solar heating system takes your property one step closer to being a completely green property. You will also be investing in sustainable heating, which is an attractive factor for buyers concerned about the environment.
Enjoy Tax Incentives
Another reason homeowners should opt for solar heating systems is the tax incentives available. Both federal and state governments offer heating incentives that can help you pay for the heating system. These incentives are to encourage homeowners to switch to sustainable energy usage.
Contribute to Environmental Sustainability
Switching to heating systems that run on solar energy is also a significant contribution towards environmental sustainability. Fuel heating especially emits greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In addition to cutting down on your heating costs, you contribute to reducing pollution levels and mitigating global warming impact in heating homes when you switch to green energy.
Would you like to switch to greener energy usage in your home? Talk to an HVAC contractor about switching to solar heating systems for optimal energy use.
My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.