Green alternative for home heating

Homeowner finds success with environmentally friendly solution

Re: Environmentally friendly/green home heating

Fortunately there are much better alternatives for heating homes than fossil fuels, as well as using oil tanks that can leak.

In June, 2008 we replaced our aging oil furnace and oil tank with a heat pump and variable speed air handler. We are delighted with our conversion to environmentally friendly heating.

Our heat pump provides a softer and more pleasant heat than oil and we’re paying about $1,000 less per year, even with some increase in electrical costs for the variable speed air handler. We can also use our system for air conditioning if the weather gets uncomfortably hot.

Linda Travers

Saanich