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Maximize Efficiency of Your Home Heating and Cooling Systems

Maximize Efficiency of Your Home Heating and Cooling Systems

When it comes to your home heating and cooling systems, comfort, efficiency, and affordability are all things any homeowner must consider. Of those three, efficiency tops the list because it affects the other two. After all, if your furnace or air conditioning unit does not work well, you will have a hard time maintaining proper temperature inside your home and your utility bills will skyrocket.

 

The number of way to maximize efficiency for the heating and cooling systems in your home is to choose the right unit, installation company, and maintenance team from the start. If you currently have an older or non-environmentally friendly heating and cooling system, upgrading is your best bet for maximizing efficiency.

 

Residential Heating and Cooling Systems

Even with the most efficient furnace and AC, there are still things that improve overall efficiency to keep your family and guests comfortable and minimize your monthly bills.

 

Choose a Programmable Thermostat

Why heat or cool the air in your home when no one is around to enjoy it? Excessive use of your home heating and cooling systems is one of the biggest energy and money wasters. With a programmable thermostat, you only use it when you need it, and you never forget to adjust the temperature at night or when you are out of the house.

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Check for Air and Humidity Leaks

Anywhere air or moisture can leak into or out of the home presents an opportunity for the heated or cooled air to escape, too. Although you could replace your windows and doors for maximum efficiency, ceiling any gaps or using weatherstripping can help. Your residential heating and cooling systems will not have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable and healthy temperature.

 

Improve Home Insulation

Although this is one of the more costly changes to maximize HVAC efficiency, it is also the most effective in many cases. Insufficient insulation leads to a lot of energy loss through your house walls and roof. The HVAC units do not have to work as hard if the warm or cool air they produce stays inside the house.

 

Use Window Treatments Wisely

One way many homeowners challenge the efficiency of their heating and AC units is by allowing outside conditions and the sun specifically to counteract their function. For example, if you leave your blinds and curtains wide open on a very sunny day, all the heat from the sun would stream inside your house. This makes it difficult for your air conditioner to operate efficiently. Likewise, in the coldest part of the winter when interior heat leaches out through the windows, makes sense to cover them with insulating curtains or shades.

 

When you choose the best heating and cooling systems for your home from a reputable company like Earth Energy Systems, you know you are getting the most efficient options possible. However, when you use the methods listed above to maximize HVAC unit efficiency, you can enjoy a more eco-friendly and affordable home all year round.


Garage heater needed? We do that too!

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What’s your relationship with your garage?

Your garage might be your workshop.  It might be the place you enjoy unwinding, working on projects, and having some time to get your hands dirty.  Or, it might simply be the spot you keep your car or prized possessions.  Either way, you want the space to stay warm or have the ability to be heated up if the need arises, and we understand that.  That’s why Earth Energy carries the Modine Hot Dawg garage heater for your residential, commercial, or industrial needs.

A garage heater designed to meet the needs of a Wisconsin winter.

Not only is the Hot Dawg incredibly effective at heating your garage or outbuilding, it also features a quiet operation and sleek, low-profile design ensuring it will blend into any garage setting.  The Hot Dawg is also painted with a durable, neutral-colored, powdered paint to ensure its longevity.  It comes in various sizes to fit your heating needs and installs hassle free from the ceiling with two included angle brackets.  Our garage heater also allows for right or left hand piping and installation and the small diameter of the vent-pipe simplifies the install process even further.  Last but not least, the Hot Dawg has a sealed and permanently lubricated motor guaranteeing dependable service.

Don’t wait:  Install the Hot Dawg before Old Man Winter comes knocking.

With a full 10-year warranty and the ability to function off of propane or natural gas, this garage heater is the perfect choice to keep your sacred space warm and usable all season long.  Head here for more information on the Hot Dawg garage heater and to peruse size options, and then contact Earth Energy Systems with any questions and to get yourself set up with a garage heater today before winter sets in with full force.


Heating Options for your Wisconsin Home

There are a variety of methods employed by Wisconsinites to keep their homes and spaces warm in the winter months.  These methods include furnace or boiler systems, indoor or outdoor wood stoves and pellet heaters, solar heat, geothermal heating, electric baseboards, and radiant floor heating systems.  Depending on the size of your home, your budget, and your desires, any one of these heating options could be perfect for you.  Here’s a quick overview of each system to help you decide how to heat your space this coming winter.

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Furnaces and Boiler Systems

This is the method most used by American homes.  Furnaces force heated air throughout your home by way of a ductwork system while the boiler method uses hot water or steam to keep your space warm.  These systems vary in efficiency, particularly depending upon the age of your system.

Woodstoves and Pellet Heaters

Indoor or outdoor wood stoves and pellet heaters are not what they used to be:  the new generation that represents this off-the-grid heating style is cleaner burning, more efficient, and more powerful than its predecessors.  Many are choosing this route of heat due to its ability to keep utility costs down.

Solar Heat

Solar heat is a clean, environmentally friendly option that boasts government and taxation benefits in the form of rebates and potential monetary rewards.

Geothermal Heat

Geothermal heating harnesses the relatively stable temperature of the earth below to heat your home.  The advances in this technology have made it an accessible and affordable heating option for residential and commercial properties.

Electric Baseboard and Radiant Floor Heat

Both of these methods of heating your home use electricity to control the temperature of your space.  The advantage of these systems is that you can control room to room temperatures dependent upon usage and the time of day.

No matter which method you choose to heat your home this winter, Earth Energy Systems WI is here to help and can provide you with more information to help you decide if your current system needs improvements (furnace repair, ductwork revamp, etc.) or if you need a fresh, efficient heating system installed.  Contact us today for more information on heating options!


Why an Outdoor Wood Stove Should be on Your Radar

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I know, I know—it’s not quite mid-July.  Why am I breaking the unspoken northern-dwellers rule of pretending winter is a season far, far off in the distance?  Why would I bring up outdoor wood stoves when temperatures are still hovering in the 80s and 90s?

One word:  preparedness.  Being prepared for the upcoming winter season may not be the first thing on your mind the week after celebrating the Fourth of July, but this is the perfect time to get your home equipped for the cold that is coming.

About Outdoor Wood Stoves

Let’s talk about outdoor wood stoves.  An outdoor wood stove is a wood burning unit placed outside of the home that that heats via a boiler system.  This heat is transferred underground into your home and distributed throughout by way of your furnace blower.  Simple, effective, and efficient.

Advantages of Wood Heat

Why would you choose to heat your home with wood rather than a conventional propane, electric, or natural gas option?  A primary reason homeowners choose this route is financial.  Most of your winter utility bill can be eliminated with a wood burning stove and multiple buildings on your property (think garage or shed) can be heated with one stove.  Outdoor wood stoves are therefore an excellent choice for folks looking to heat outbuildings as well as their home in a budget friendly, affordable manner.

Considerations to Make

Some considerations to make when thinking about installing an outdoor wood stove:  do you have access to wood?  Do you have space to install the unit?  And if you live in a suburban area, you’re going to want to be sure that the unit you choose is neighbor friendly.  Cheaper units tend to emit more smoke than better models, which obviously becomes an issue when neighbors are in close proximity.

Here at Earth Energy Systems, we want to help you stay ahead of the game and be prepared for each coming season.  Outdoor wood stoves are one of your heating and cooling options and we’re here to serve you.  From Luck to Grantsburg, Danbury to Siren, Spooner to Hayward and beyond, Earth Energy has all of your Wisconsin heating and cooling needs covered.  Contact us today!


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