Are you one of many homeowners who felt their bank account shrinking every time you raised the thermostat setting by a degree this past winter? You may be looking for a better way to keep your home warm by next fall. If you’re wondering about the different ways to heat a house here in the South New Jersey climate without your energy bills rising, there are some options to consider when it comes time to upgrade.
Home Heating: Go Electric & Stay Efficient
Fossil fuels have been used for decades to provide heat for homes, but fossil fuels are far from perfect when it comes to safety and environmental impact. Combustion heating releases carbon monoxide, which is dangerous if not properly ventilated, and gas lines and oil tanks pose an explosion risk to your home. Plus, the harvesting and burning of fossil fuels are harmful to the environment! Switching to all-electric heating options and keeping your system running efficiently with routine maintenance is the key to gaining control over your heating costs.
The all-electric option for heating your home efficiently is heat pumps. Heat pump installation can replace both your heating and cooling systems at the same time, and will use only electricity to do so. Heat pumps operate like two-way air conditioners, pulling heat out of your living space in the summer and adding it to your living space in the winter. They utilize the existing heat outside to operate efficiently in heating mode, even in cold climates. Heat pumps can be connected to existing ductwork, or installed on a room-by-room basis with ductless mini-splits.
Investing in the proper annual maintenance your heating system requires will guarantee your heating system is not working harder than it needs to in order to provide you with the hot air you need. It can also virtually eliminate the risk of a heating breakdown, as worn parts are identified and replaced before they fail. Upgrading your heating and cooling system to a heat pump consolidates maintenance costs to just one system, without sacrificing any home comfort.
Bonus: Lower Summer Cooling Bills
Upgrading to a heat pump to help lower your heating bills comes with the added bonus of efficiency once the cooling season comes around. When compared to other more traditional heating and cooling systems, heat pumps offer benefits like:
- Improved indoor air quality
- Quiet and efficient operation
- Home zoning capabilities
Ask Bovio Rubino Service About Lowering Your Heating Costs
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your heating bills next winter with an energy-efficient heater, switching to an all-electric heating option like a heat pump and investing in proper maintenance for your heating system are two great options.
Not only can this help you save money on your energy bills, but it can also help you reduce your carbon footprint and improve your indoor air quality. Upgrading to a heat pump is a smart investment for any homeowner in Camden County, Gloucester County, Burlington County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, or Salem County.