Keep Out of the Cold
The wind is blowing and there is a thick blanket of snow covering your front landscape. You and your family will be spending the next few nights at home due to blistering cold weather conditions, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your night in! When it comes to keeping warm in your home this winter, you’ll need more than just your favorite blanket. Fortunately, there are several ways you can heat your home efficiently and affordably.
When heating your home, energy efficiency is the key to affordability. Geothermal heat pumps make energy conservation possible. The principal behind this geothermal device is simple. In the winter, it moves the heat from the earth into your house, keeping you and your family warm. In the summer time, it pulls the heat from your home and discharges it into the ground, keeping your house cool. Studies show that approximately 70% of the energy used in a geothermal heat pump system is renewable energy from the ground. These innovative devices provide an efficient way to heat your house and long-term savings on your heating bill.
Furnaces provide for a quick and easy way to heat your entire house. AERCO offers top-of-the-line gas furnaces with PerfectSense™ temperature functionality. Natural gas furnaces break down very rarely, especially in comparison to electric heating systems. The increased reliability that natural gas furnaces provide is a definite plus. After all, even a day without a central heating system is an extreme inconvenience and can be dangerous in winter conditions.
When browsing AERCO furnaces, be sure to take note of the AFUE rating: the higher the rating, the more you’ll save on energy costs.
Heat pumps are air conditioners that can also heat your home. Heat pumps are capable of extracting heat from the surrounding air known as ambient air. This air runs through the system in a unique way to bring warm air into your home. AERCO offers several different options that will make your home more comfortable this winter. Our Preferred™ Series and Legacy™ Line products provide for economical comfort as well. Remember to check out the SEER and HSPF ratings to measure the amount of savings that you can take advantage of.
The ideal heat source for your home’s radiant system is the boiler. Boilers provide hydronic heating by circulating water through copper or PEX tubing. The tubing can be fed through old-fashioned radiators, modern baseboard heaters, or can be hidden in walls, ceilings, or floors. The most unique advantage of having a boiler to heat your home is that it is completely silent. Unlike electric forced-air heating, boilers use a natural method of heating that creates a more enjoyable environment. AERCO offers gas-fired and oil-fired boilers that provide consistent warmth without the noise and draft of forced air systems. These systems are energy-efficient and provide a cost-effective way to heat your entire home all winter long.
AERCO offers geothermal products, furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers to help you get through this winter and many more to come. Contact us to find out which method is best for your home.