Heating costs account for roughly 25–30% of a home’s annual energy use. Because of this, homeowners are constantly looking for cheaper ways to heat their homes. If you happen to be one of these homeowners, you can take comfort in knowing you have three energy-efficient heating options to choose from.
1. Gas Heating
Gas heating works especially well in single-family homes, apartments, and commercial buildings. Natural gas heating is typically much less expensive than electric heating. Gas heaters offer highly efficient heating, ensure quick warmth, and have a small carbon footprint. Many homeowners prefer gas heating because of its versatility and design options.
2. Electric Heating
Electric heating works particularly well for homes without access to a reliable natural gas supply. This heating option provides efficient heating and precise temperature control. Some of the most energy-efficient electric heating systems waste only three percent of the energy they use. Another perk is that electric heating doesn’t involve combustion, so you don’t have to worry about gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning as you do with gas heating.
3. Heat Pump Heating
Some Midlothian homeowners use a heat pump to heat and cool their homes. This type of HVAC system can save a lot of money on energy costs. However, during extremely cold temperatures, you may have to use a supplemental form of heating, such as an electric heater. Heat pump systems provide such high energy efficiency because they transfer heat from a sustainable source instead of generating it. When compared to heating a home with a gas heater, heat pumps produce a 65% smaller carbon footprint. When compared to furnaces and baseboard heating, heat pumps can save up to 50% on energy use.
Selecting the right heating system for your home requires expert advice from a licensed HVAC contractor. Here at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., we also help homeowners with all of their AC installation, repair, and maintenance needs. We also specialize in sheet metal installation, indoor air quality testing, and water heaters. Contact us now to learn more about your home’s heating options.