Installing Electric Heating Systems in the Washington, DC Metro Area (Including Maryland & Virginia Suburbs)
Electric heating systems have long been viewed as the easy way to heat your home. Electricity is clean, reliable, and fairly hassle-free. There is no chimney required, no ductwork, and electric baseboard heaters have no moving parts, so they don't require much maintenance. But electric heating isn't all good news.
Electricity Isn't Green
Right now, only about 7 percent of our electricity comes from renewable energy sources. Coal and natural gas-powered electrical plants generate almost all of our electricity. A large amount of non-renewable fossil fuels are used to make the electricity, and the process contributes to air pollution and climate change.
Electricity Doesn't Heat Evenly
Electric heating systems can also result in hot and cold spots not just in a house, but in one room. Also, electricity is quite expensive to use, because of all the costs involved in its production.
Types of Electric Heat
Not all electric heating systems are the same. There are two main types of heating that use electricity:
1) Electric Space Heaters
There are many kinds of space heaters on the market, from small portable heaters to wall-mounted units. Many space heaters use interior fans to distribute the heat they generate, and some come with thermostat-controls that can be adjusted by the user.
2) Electric Baseboard Heating
In baseboard heaters, a resistant material is heated by an electrical current that runs through it. Baseboard heaters use thermostats to determine when they should turn on and shut off. This type of heating is commonly used in home construction because it is easy and inexpensive to install.
Pros and Cons of Electric Heating Systems
Electric heating systems are easy to use, inexpensive to install and fairly low maintenance. But using electric heaters is detrimental to the environment, and very expensive for the homeowner. Electricity is an expensive resource, and electrical heating is often highly inefficient.
But you can save money on your heating bills over the long term by investing in a high-efficiency electric heating system for your home now. Green Collar Crew can offer you a free evaluation of an electric heating system for your home, and the money you save on your heating bills will more than pay for a high-efficiency system. Call us today at (301) 547-3322 to find out about your free evaluation.
Start With an Energy Inspection
Find out if electric heating equipment is the right solution for your home. For a more thorough examination of your home, schedule an energy inspection to find out where your home is wasting energy and exactly what home improvement work is recommended to help you save money on your energy bills and stay comfortable in your home.
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