Eco-Friendly Heating and Cooling Options
Heating and cooling costs are on the rise, so it makes perfect sense to invest in eco-friendly heating and cooling options for your home. Sustainability is also increasingly important to secure the future of generations to come. Thankfully, new technologies mean you don’t need to leave a huge carbon footprint just to stay comfortable in your own home. There are plenty of environmentally friendly options to keep your house warm in winter and cool in summer.
If you’re looking to invest in green heating and cooling options, here’s some to consider:
Hydronic heating, particularly slab heating, is one of the most popular environmentally friendly heating options today. Hydronic heating is heat that gently radiates, providing even distribution of heat around the room either via a wall unit or through the floor. It’s not as affected by air movement and results in low running costs.
Evaporative cooling systems use a lot less energy than other cooling systems, meaning your power bills will drop and you’ll be helping the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. Evaporative coolers also contain no harmful refrigerants, making them a great eco-friendly option.
Ducted heating is Melbourne’s most popular heating system, and with good reason. It maximises efficiency by distributing warm air from a single unit into many, or all rooms of the house. New technologies are making these units increasingly eco-friendly and using gas to run makes them a cheaper, more sustainable option.
Other Ways to Keep Your Heating and Cooling Environmentally Friendly
While installing eco-friendly heating and cooling is important, there are other ways to keep your heating and cooling from affecting your carbon footprint. No matter which type of heating or cooling you install, you can make it even more energy efficient by:
- Maintain your heating and cooling: Heating and cooling that is running at its best will use less power, and thus will be better for the environment. Have your heating and cooling systems regularly maintained and repaired by a professional.
- Considering Your Furniture Placement: Your furniture may be blocking particular heating/ducts or positioned too far away from them. Rearrange your furniture so you are in the best position to stay cool, or keep warm.
- Use Your System’s Timer: You probably don’t need your heating or cooling system running all night, so why not set your system’s timer to turn off when needed. Most likely, the house will remain at the right temperature for you to sleep and you’ll save the environment, and some money on your bills.
Choose Efficient Pure Plumbing for Your Eco-Friendly Heating and Cooling Options
As leading heating and cooling installers in Melbourne, Efficient Pure Plumbing can provide you with eco-friendly options to heat and/or cool your home! We understand all types and makes of air conditioners and heaters, and can provide ongoing maintenance and repairs when needed. For all your heating, cooling and plumbing needs, call +61 3 9792 3261 or contact us online today.