Why Heat Your Home With Electric?
- Air Source Heat Pump
- Baseboard Heat
- Electric Boiler
- Electric Thermal Storage
- Ground Source Heat Pump
One of the most efficient ways to both heat and cool your home. An air source heat pump does require a supplemental heat source for those extremely cold days.
An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air to heat your home. When properly installed, it can deliver two to four times more heat energy than the electrical energy is consumes, making it very efficient and economical to operate. During the summer, an air source heat pump cools your home like a central air conditioning unit. However, during the cooler months it reverses to provide heat. A properly sized air source heat pump will require a supplemental heat source as the heating needs of the home increases. Most air source heat pumps are installed with a non-electric furnace which qualifies the system for the dual fuel rate.
An easy and inexpensive way to add heat to "cool spots" or an entire home.
Baseboard electric heat is easy and inexpensive to install to heat "cool spots" in your home or heat your entire home. Baseboard heat allows you to adjust the thermostat setting for individual rooms which can help save on energy costs. However, baseboard heaters must be clear of furniture to operate effectively and safely. Baseboard electric heat qualifies for the dual fuel electric rate if installed in conjunction with an automatic fossil fuel or ETS heating system.
An electric boiler, along with a radiant in-floor tubing system, has become one of the most popular heating systems for residential and commercial applications. An electric boiler heats your home by heating water that circulates through tubing installed in the floor or in hot-water baseboard heaters. An electric boiler can be zoned to regulate the temperature in different areas of a building. An electric boiler can meet the needs of most commercial and residential applications. If a boiler system has an automatic fossil fuel backup heat source or if in-floor tubing is imbedded in sand or concrete to store heat, it can qualify for the dual fuel electric rate.