Being energy-efficient doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. In fact, going green is a great way to save money on your energy bills while ensuring that your indoor environment remains healthy. Here are some green energy solutions for a more comfortable, energy-efficient home:
Geothermal Heat Pump
Geothermal technology is an elegant, energy-efficient way to regulate your home’s temperature. Unlike traditional furnaces or central air conditioning units, geothermal systems rely on heat transfer from the earth to your home. Geothermal technology requires substantially less energy to run than traditional heating units do, which means your energy bills will be lower.
Although residents may not think that solar energy is viable in the Seattle area, there is in fact enough sunlight to subsidize 50% of your water heating needs. Because they rely on the energy of the sun, solar panels have no harmful byproducts and can dramatically cut your energy costs from month to month.
Insulation is one of more neglected parts of a home’s energy efficiency, yet reinsulating your attic is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home more comfortable and cut your energy costs. Heat from your home escapes through poorly insulated parts of the attic, so by strategically placing the right type of insulation, you can reduce this leakage. In addition to insulating your home’s attic space, you can also reinforce your doors and windows to further prevent heat loss.
If you have any more questions about green energy solutions, call Greenwood Heating & Air at (206) 784-1818. Our service experts can give you personalized suggestions to make your Seattle-area home more energy-efficient and comfortable.