Heating Your Home: Ways To Reduce Heating Costs And Save Energy

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If you are looking for ways to heat your home that are more efficient, you are not alone. With rising energy costs, many homeowners are looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption and increase the efficiency of their current heating system. Whether you are a new homeowner or you want to change out your current heating system, there are ways to improve your heating system. Some options include installing solar panels on your home, investing in radiant floor heating, having an energy audit done on your home, and purchasing an alternative heating source such as a pellet stove.

Solar Panels 

If your home qualifies for solar panels, this is an excellent way to reduce energy costs in your home. The roof of your home must receive enough direct sunlight throughout the day in order to qualify. Once the solar panels are installed, you may find that you are selling energy back to the grid some months. This will greatly reduce your electricity costs during the month, and it may even give you a profit when energy production is high.

Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating is more efficient than register heating because heat rises to the top of any room. With radiant floor heating, the heat begins at the very bottom of the room. This means the heat will then radiate up, warming the entire room. It is more efficient because it takes less energy to heat the entire room than if a traditional heating system is used. If you're interested in installing a radiant floor heating system in your home, contact a company like Action Plumbing & Heating.

Pellet Stoves and Alternative Heating Sources

Many homeowners find that using a combination of heating sources reduces the overall cost of heating the home. When prices of one fuel are high, the alternative source can be used to heat the home. Pellet stoves are a great way to produce heat for your home, and the costs associated with purchasing and maintaining a pellet stove are reasonable. When you want to reduce your reliance on one heating source, a pellet stove is a great addition.

Home Energy Audit

Most states offer some type of energy audit program. If you want to improve the efficiency of your home, you can get an energy audit done. You will learn where air is escaping, where you may need more insulation, and how you can improve the overall energy usage of your entire home.

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1 June 2016

Stop Mold in Its Tracks

Hi, I'm Carey Johnson. Mold can be more dangerous than you might realize. I learned that when my little girl started having asthma and allergy attacks inside the house. I couldn’t figure out what was causing it. We changed the filter in the air conditioner frequently, and we kept the house very clean. We couldn’t, however, figure out where the allergens were coming from. Finally, we discovered the mold that was growing on the floor of the attic – right above my daughter’s room! No wonder she was having breathing problems! Once we found it, we went right to work learning how to get rid of it for good. We ended up reconstructing the attic, and I learned that I enjoyed learning about construction.