Most of the heating systems current are based on non-renewable energy sources and not very compatible with the environment; hence the need to find alternative solutions. Until recently, buildings were not based on energy saving criteria; in fact, it is estimated that about 8% of carbon dioxide emissions is attributable to homes: 1300 kg of CO2 per home per year.
Saving energy, reducing contaminating gases and containing costs without sacrificing our standard of living are all very realistic conditions; just apply sustainability criteria that lead to a reduction of emissions by up to 50% without excessive expenditure; let's see some in detail eco-sustainable heating systems very effective.
Eco-sustainable heating systems, some solutions
There are innovative eco-heating systems such as heated wall panels, which consume less than traditional air conditioning methods; they are ecological and heat spaces of 25 m2 in less than two minutes.
Solar collectors such as the latest generation radiant panels significantly reduce fuel costs. If you have the availability of space on the roof you can install thermal panels; solar energy can save you 40% of the consumption of gas or electricity to heat water.
Floor, wall or ceiling heating systems make the floor, wall or ceiling a heating surface; they are easy to install and are economical, and they also require lower temperatures than traditional radiator systems; there are also plants that use solar energy at no cost thus ensuring beneficial temperatures in total respect for the environment. Wood, pellet or corn stoves have also demonstrated a high degree of efficiency and reliability, since they burn only natural fuels and do not generate toxic fumes.
And, in order not to disperse heat, infrared heating emits heat, producing thermal comfort directly on people and objects in the environment through infrared radiation: clean, direct, ecological and convenient heat.
If we have not yet built our home, we can consider intelligent, economical and sustainable solutions such as bioclimatic prefabricated houses, made of recycled materials and an intelligent ventilation design, running on solar energy and with maximum use of rainwater.
It should be noted that in addition to the heating systems just mentioned, it is essential to ensure that your home is well insulated in order to maximize thermal efficiency and eliminate any energy waste with consequent heat loss. Energy saving linked to heating is not just a question of equipment, a large part of energy waste is linked to the bad habits of us inhabitants. For further information, we recommend reading the article "How to save on heating"