Thinking of purchasing a new heating system?
We understand that having so many choices can be overwhelming. We can help you select high performance equipment with maximum energy savings to suit your needs. Until 250 years ago, wood and peat were the only means to heat a home. Today, there are many types of residential heating systems:
1. Natural gas – the most environmentally friendly fossil fuel, when it is burned in a high-efficiency boiler with heat
recovery. Yet it requires a gas network.
2. The oil boiler– a similar process to the gas boiler, yet with a higher emission rate. It doesn’t need a network but does
require a storage tank and road transport.
3. Electrical heating – it has been out of grace for some time in some countries, but today it is again seen as a viable
option. An electrical process can be an efficient and cost-effective alternative when electricity is generated from low carbon sources, or when the heating demand is comparatively low – for example in new, compact, and well isolated houses.
4. The heat pump – it takes more than 2/3 of its energy output from the environment offering high efficiency. But a
ground-water heat pump requires an immense surface. It ought to be combined with a low temperature heating process in a well-insulated house, but the investment is only cost-efficient if there is a sufficient heating demand.
5. Domestic CHP (Combined Heat and Power) – this is an emerging expertise. It makes full use of the capacity of natural gas to produce electricity – a top quality energy carrier. But it requires matching heat and electricity demand, and may produce much heat for well-insulated dwellings with comparatively low heat requirements.
6. District heating – with a central CHP plant, it is only efficient in (compact) cities where buildings have a sufficient heat demand. So, the better houses are insulated, the less effective it becomes. Only in cold climates will the heating demand be large to justify an investment in district heating.
7. Coal stoves – these are regarded as an old-school approach to residential heating. Nevertheless, they are still often used in certain countries. They produce a comfortable heat atmosphere and have high efficiency. But they are inconvenient to operate, with high CO2 emissions.
We partner with the following heating vendors to provide quality solutions to our customers.
Schedule your free consultation today to discuss which solution is right for you.