Alternative Heat

Alternative Heat

As oil prices and fuel costs continue to rise, consumers are looking for cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption and decrease their annual utility bills. The economic stimulus package, federal tax credits and new systems have prompted homeowners to consider alternative energy systems like geothermal, radiant and solar heating; hybrid heat; heat pumps; programmable thermostats; and higher-efficiency heating and cooling products.

Geothermal Heating Systems

Innovative Carrier geothermal heat pumps tap into the earth’s surface, using the energy and relatively consistent heat found in the earth instead of using outside air like traditional heat pumps. Geothermal heat pumps provide both cooling and heating to your home and are able to maintain the highest efficiency on even the coldest winter nights or the hottest summer days.

Carrier has a variety of systems that fit any application for dramatic increases in comfort and savings. And right now, the economic stimulus package offers a one-time tax credit of 30% of the total investment for geothermal heat pump installation—without the limit of $2,000 that was part of the law enacted in 2008. Check out these geothermal advantages:

  • Uses nature’s renewable energy
  • Exceptional warranties
  • Comfortable and quiet
  • One indoor heating and cooling unit eliminates outdoor central air condenser unit

Hybrid Heat

As fuel and energy costs continue to rise, it makes sense to take control of your budget with a Hybrid Heat™ system from Carrier. A Hybrid Heat system intuitively reacts to changing conditions to select the fuel source most efficient for your home, which means the money you spend on heating and cooling will be more cost-effective than ever before.

The system combines a gas furnace with an electric heat pump for super efficient heating and cooling. In warmer months, the heat pump takes the place of an air conditioner to keep you and your family cool, making the Hybrid Heat system a total, year-round solution.

Radiant Heat

Radiant floor heating has been used for centuries. In fact, the Romans channeled hot air under the floors of their villas. Radiant systems circulate warm water through tubes underneath the floor. This turns almost any floor type into a large radiator, as heat spreads up through the floor, warming the air. The benefits? Energy savings, adaptability to various environments, and comfortable, healthy surroundings. Our radiant system solutions, from residential to light commercial buildings, include the latest technology to enhance your indoor comfort. Call today for a FREE on-site estimate!

High-Efficiency Furnaces and Air Conditioners

Since heating and air conditioning systems use most of the energy in your home—up to 75% of your utility bills—it makes sense to consider high-efficiency HVAC systems. Today, a new high-efficiency furnace can save you up to 50% in operating costs, compared to the cost of a 10-year-old furnace. And although air conditioners may look similar, the SEER ratings can make a real difference. Higher SEER numbers mean you save more money. Check out the Carrier heating and air conditioning systems available at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning to start saving on your energy bills today.

Programmable Thermostats

In addition to basic temperature control, use programmable thermostats to manage the indoor environment of your home during different times of the day or week. A programmable thermostat can have a dramatic impact on the overall energy use of your home or business. Let us help you choose the one that fits your lifestyle.