No matter what time of year it is, there are always improvements that can be made to improve your utility bill's energy efficiency. Whether it's summer or winter, there are many easily remedied aspects of a home that can cause increased financial costs.
No matter what time of year it is, there's always some strain on your energy bill. It can be heating during the winter or air conditioning in the summer. Whatever the reason, there are small preventative measures you can make to ensure your energy bill is as low as possible.
A typical radiant heated home in the US can expect a 25%* energy savings over a conventional forced air home due to a variety of factors that are explained below. This savings can be further increased if using high efficiency heat sources in conjunction with the radiant heat system.
* 1998 study by Kansas State University and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE])
As homeowners strive to reduce energy bills and decrease the carbon footprint associated with their properties, a number of technologies and materials are becoming popular with consumers. One of these is Solar Thermal.
Water heating with conventional fuels (natural gas, electricity, or oil) can account for 25% or more of your total household energy consumption in a typical North American home. Solar thermal provides clean, sustainable, cost-effective alternative energy for uses such as radiant home heating, domestic hot water, and pool heating.
For many homes, electricity is a feasible fuel source for heating water in a radiant floor heating system. Investing in a ground source geothermal heat pump can be a practical solution for those who want low energy bills, low energy consumption, and are attracted to the concept of using a renewable energy source.
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Never before has a modern society placed such an exacting priority on environmentally responsible living. Across all facets of life, “Being Green” has taken center stage. In our own lives we respond with an increased focus on using less energy and relying on fewer natural resources.
By now, you may have seen a couple of our thermographic videos comparing Warmboard to a variety of competitors. And while the results are visually impressive, it may still leave some asking, “What exactly am I looking at?”