When my associate and I decided to build a property I wanted to make it as eco-friendly as possible.
This meant investing in some non conventional ways to power and heat our home.
I did a lot of research ahead of time so that I would sound know-howable when talking to contractors. The easiest thing to have installed were solar panels on the house. Because my associate and I would be living in a new development most of the old growth trees had been detached allowing us to take full fortune of the sun’s energy throughout the year. These panels would supply most of the yearly energy used in the property without much of a problem. The issue came when I told my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company that I wanted to look into a geothermal heat pump to supply my property with warmth in the winter. I didn’t realize that I would need to install a back up boiler to heat my property during the long winter time months too. Apparently these heat pumps work good to a particular extent but due to the dire cold and the length of time it sticks around they are not a acceptable source of warmth. The company explained that they are used more in areas of the country that have ordinary weather rather than dire sizzling or cold. Those areas where the temperatures rarely fall below chilly during the year can take full fortune of the heat pumps because the ground does not tend to freeze at all. Although I was disappointed she did tell me that the boiler that I was going to have installed could be powered by the solar panels and that it was rated highly for low emissions.