Home Heating Sources
Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your home. Especially in the winter months in Steamboat, heating accounts for 44% of your home’s energy use. In this region, the various systems you’ll find most include electric, gas, propane, oil, and in some cases, wood-fired.
The method of distribution can be forced air, under floor boilers and pipes (also known as “radiant”), baseboard and of course, wood stove and fireplace. Some have higher purchase prices, while others cost more to maintain or operate.
The more energy efficient an appliance is, the less it costs to run and the lower your utility bills. 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.