Heating and Cooling Your DC Area Home

Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your home. In fact, heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home’s energy use. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home in Montgomery County, northern Virginia or Washington DC, you’ll want to know your energy options.

What Kinds of Heating and Cooling Systems Are There?

There is a variety of systems that include electric, gas, propane, oil, and even wood-fired. The method of distribution can be forced air, under floor boilers and pipes, baseboard, zonal, gravity, heat pumps, ceiling wires and, of course, wood stove and fireplace. Some have higher purchase prices, while others cost more to maintain or operate.

How Can I Save on Energy Costs in my Metro-area Home?

The more energy efficient an appliance is, the less you’ll have to pay on utility bills. As a home buyer, use this knowledge to evaluate the asking price of any home. You’ll be money ahead as you factor its heat source into any offer! More information on heating is available right here.