At Peirce Phelps, we stay up to date on the latest technologies and innovations in the HVAC industry so we can provide our customers with the best quality service. Our company covers it all, from repairs to maintenance and installation. We also inform our clients on what can be done in the home to use less energy.
The focus recently in the energy world is clean energy sources. In today’s society, most HVAC systems run on electricity or some form of fossil fuel. These fuels are not considered as clean energy and will eventually run out.
Why Are Fossil Fuel Dirty
Scientists and researchers are trying to develop ways to heat and cool the home, as well as provide electricity without the help of natural gas, coal, oil, etc. Most electricity comes from a power station that uses coal and oil – all fossil fuels – to function. These power station will create greenhouse gases that are not good for the environment, including methane and carbon dioxide. This type of energy is called dirty energy. To assist with climate change, we need to come up with clean sources of energy.
Thankfully, there are ways to use clean energy from water, wind and the sun. These sources of clean energy are constant and can provide energy in a way that does not impact the environment. Below are a few examples of clean energy and how they can be used to provide power sources for business or residential use.
Wind energy is commonly used in wind turbines. For many centuries, the power of the wind has been used by humans. Think back to windmills that were used decades ago to pump water or to mill wheat. Today, wind is used in large wind turbines that are grouped together to form a wind farm. The energy of the wind is harnessed to provide electricity from the wind. Researchers are trying to find ways to use this technology on a variety of scales to make businesses and homes operate on wind energy.
Solar energy is probably the most common form of clean energy that home owners are aware of. The power of the sun is harnessed with solar panels that are connected to power needs in the home. Solar grids can be added to a rooftop of a home and used to power HVAC systems, outlets and more. Solar energy is expensive to install in its variety of forms but new developments may make the option more accessible to the everyday electricity user.
Water is a form of clean energy as well. The flow of water in rivers, waves and ocean tides can be used to harness energy. This way of harnessing energy is being studied across the globe as scientists try to determine how the energy of the waves and ocean thermals can be harnessed to create sustainable energy.
Each of these clean energy options can help the planet stay healthy and avoid any toxic gases as power is generated. The technology has been studied for decades to try and perfect ways to use each energy source on a smaller scale. It seems we are getting closer to moving out from the standard way of providing electricity in the home to more unique ways that are eco-friendly and essential to caring for the earth.
At Peirce Phelps, we can show you ways to better your home for an eco-friendly space. From geothermal units to learning how to enhance your home for clean energy consumption, we can help.
Call your nearest Peirce Phelps dealer to get more details on clean energy sources and how you can implement them in your home.