Moving to a new city with a new job and new friends is scary and it can be a hassle. You might find out that your city isn’t all its cracked up to be or you might find out that your energy bill costs as much as another house note.

Luckily, in recent years, we have made a move closer to becoming greener and more eco-friendly, which means cheaper heating for all! We are going to take a quick look at three lesser-known heating units and why they are so wonderful. Keep reading for more information!

Solar Panels Make For Solar Heating

If the house you move into has solar panels, you are in luck! Solar panels are also called collectors because they collect energy from the sun to be used at a later date.

A heat-conducting liquid (basically antifreeze but eco-friendly) circulates between the warm water tank and the collector.

Once the collector reaches a certain temperature above the temperature of the water tank, a regulator turns the circulation pump on allowing the heat to be transferred.

What this boils down to is the fact that solar heating is economical and environmentally friendly. Installing panels can sometimes get expensive but with the savings, you’ll see on your energy bill, it will be well worth it.

Harness Underground Heat Pockets

Just by looking at the word ‘geothermal,’ you might take a guess that it has something to do with the earth and heating. You would be 100% correct!

This is an underground system that uses piped water to collect heat from the earth. As the water circulates, it is brought back to the blower to be distributed throughout the house.

This form of heating can definitely be expensive to install because you have to make a trench for all of the pipes to be buried so they can do their jobs.

However, these systems typically last far longer than more traditional forms of heating and cost far less to operate.

Above Ground Heat Pumps (Air)

Air heat pumps function similar to geothermal heat pumps in that they use a liquid in pipes to collect heat from the outside air.

However, instead of using water, these systems use an antifreeze and also do not work well in temperatures below 25 degrees.

Similarly to geothermal heat pumps, this type of heating transfers energy instead of creating it. Also, these pumps can be reversed to work as an air conditioner in the summer.

What is The Best For Your Family?

We wish we could tell you exactly what type of heating your family needs, but it doesn’t work well like that. What works is research, time, and possibly a bit of money spent to install a new heating appliance. No matter what you choose, you will definitely find that you save money month to month on your electric bill!

If you enjoyed learning about heating systems, your friends probably will too! Take a moment to share this blog so they have a great chance at being eco-friendly!