Heating Alternatives to Save Energy This MonthAs a homeowner, it might seem a little daunting when it comes to lowering your energy usage once the weather cools down. But, fear not! We have compiled some great heating alternatives to your standard HVAC system that will not only keep you warm and toasty but will save energy and money on your next utility bill.

Solar Power

Let’s face it. As advanced as standard heating technology has become, it’s typically not very efficient. Solar power is not only a fantastic renewable source that we won’t be running out of in a few billion years, it’s relatively easy to install, either on own or with the help of an HVAC technician.

Geothermal Energy

What better way to heat your home than by using the very heat that allows our lovely planet to exist? Tapping into the heat that exists just below our homes is more efficiency, both in energy usage and overall cost.


There’s nothing like a crackling fire when the weather turns cold, especially when you only need to heat part of your home. These days, you’re not limited to wood-burning fireplaces, so if you have no desire to hunt down firewood, that’s perfectly fine. You can even pick up an electric fireplace that you can move from room to room.

Space Heaters

Very often, there is absolutely no need to heat your entire home because only one or two rooms are occupied. While portable, electric fireplaces do exist, space heaters are often the “go to” heating solution when a small area is involved.


Talk about going the minimalist route. Is your home not quite cold enough to necessitate a heating system? A perfect solution could be as easy as slipping on a warm sweater and covering up with a blanket while watching TV or spending time with a loved one.

For more expert advice on heating alternatives or any other concerns related to home comfort, please reach out to the professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Indianapolis and the surrounding area for more than 40 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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