Why hydronic heating is the most environmentally friendly option
I am an environmental science professor at the local college in town and I am really passionate about my work.
I really love teaching people to be passionate about the environment too! I am currently doing research on heating systems that are commonly used in our town and comparing their environmental impact.
A lot of people use central heating systems. Central heaters are a reliable option, but they tend to waste energy if people don’t have their air ducts and filters regularly cleaned. In a survey, I found that most people don’t get their air ducts cleaned as often as they should, or regularly replace their filters. A better and more environmentally friendly heating option would be to use a hydronic heating system. Hydronic heaters can be pretty costly to install, and not every home may be compatible with them. However, if it can work in a home, I think hydronic heaters are the best options when we take the environment into account. This heating system only uses the energy it needs and doesn’t need to use air ducts and filters. The maintenance for the homeowner is relatively minimal, but they will need to get professional help whenever service needs to be done on it. I am presenting these facts about hydronic heaters at our next board meeting to see if the city council will sign off on a petition to encourage homeowners to switch to this system. I don’t know if everyone will be on board with it because it will cost a pretty penny to do, but I think it will be worth a shot.