Do you really know how your home is heated right now? Most people don’t even think about it. After all, they have a thermostat to control their home’s climate for optimal comfort. Homeowners on a budget are becoming more aware of their heating and cooling system and wondering how they can save money on their energy bill. If this scenario applies to you, it is possible to lower your energy bills.
Besides inspecting your home for obvious leaks in energy (weatherproofing and sealing cracks, etc.), you can invest in an energy efficient heating system. Systems that are old and not running at maximum efficiency can be replaced particularly since heating technology has come a long way in the past few years. Basically you want to choose a system that you can not only operate easily, but also saves you money on your heating bill. Here is a rundown of the most common heating systems in Las Vegas:
1. Heat pumps – This is a traditional system that is energy efficient and can also serve double duty as an air conditioner. Heat pumps use electricity, but expend less energy than other electric appliances. This is because the pumps draw heat out of the air and its surroundings and transfer this heat into the home.
2. Gas Heat – Gas heating systems are utilized in central air heating and cooling systems for houses. Sometimes the system is referred to as “Forced hot air”. Generally, they have a furnace heated by natural gas that pushes hot air through the duct work inside the attic, then through the vents on the ceiling to heat the house. A thermostat regulates and controls the usage of the furnace and if preferred, a digital thermostat can be programmed to activate the gas furnace at certain times.
3. Hydronic Heating – These systems utilize water to move heat from where it is produced to where it is needed. Water is heated in a water heater and circulated through pipes to a heat transfer component called a water coil. These systems in Las Vegas are commonly utilized in condominium and apartments.
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