American Services Cooling and Heating Installation in St. Louis County knows that no one can predict how high heating oil prices climb. As fuel expenses rise there has been a tremendous increase in interest for alternative heating methods.
The time to find cleaner energy efficient alternatives for commercial heating installations is now. With increasingly new technology in the solar heating field; geo-thermal heating field, and the new alternative stove systems are becoming more affordable and available. There has been an increasing shift away from fossil fuels, and gaining momentum toward healthier, more eco-friendly energy sources.
Solar Heating Systems are classified passive or active. Passive solar systems rely on building designs to collect and hold sunlight. Building orientation is critical, large south facing windows incorporating thermal mass surfaces capture and hold sunlight storing it for future use.
Active solar heating systems employ several units that work together they are: solar collectors, heat pumps, exchangers ,storage tanks ,and controls that gather, transfer, and disperse heat throughout the installation site. One distinctive difference between active and passive solar heating is active solar systems which rely on electricity to move the gathered heat from the solar collector and then distributes heat throughout the commercial insulation.
Geothermal residential heating systems require the use of the earth’s heat as a source. As the temperature of the earth remains constant just below the surface, underground piping can then be installed with a fluid to absorb the heat. The fluid is then pumped into the home where a heat exchanger collects the heat then engages a fan that distributes the heat throughout the structure. Existing ductwork and infrastructure can be used making this heating system cost efficient. Like the Solar heating system, the Geothermal heating system will never run out of its heat source.
Using fuels such as corn, wood or wood pellets have seen a huge increase in sales. People are searching for alternative heating methods that are affordable, eco-friendly, and are purchased domestically. Wood and corn which are easily obtained can be locally grown and are much more affordable than heating oil or even natural gas. These stoves in many scenarios are used to supplement existing conventional heating systems. One major advantage that these alternative heating systems offer is convenience. In addition there is no costly rebuild or upgrade needed in order to implement these alternative heating stoves.
In today’s market there is a thriving competition among alternative heating companies to satisfy customers thus driving price down, so there has never been a better time to implement new energy efficient heating systems.