Materials & Technology

Green ways to heat up your home

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 08:28

Residents in colder areas of the country understand the excessive costs and potential harm to the environment that can occur during a long winter due to the necessity for using the heat frequently. There are several green options to solve this problem, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.

The news source reported that a great way to provide heat to a residence is to combine several technologies in order to achieve the lowest energy consumption. Using solar panels to heat a radiant floor system can help to lower electricity costs while maximizing the level of efficient heating.

Certain older heating systems can limit the level of heat that is achieved due to a malfunction with part of the technology.

Mark Norris, an owner of a heating company, told the Gazette "a dirty filter causes less air flow. Less air flow means you get less heat out of your furnace."

Using older technology can often lead to problems like these. A radiant heating system is not reliant on dirt-producing products like filters, radiators and heating ducts, as this technology helps to provide warmth in a cleaner atmosphere.