Utica, NY (PRWEB) -- The future of home energy has arrived with the freewattŪ home heating system. Manufactured by ECR, freewatt is the green alternative in home heating, allowing homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort.
"New alternative home heating system uses a Honda generator to generate 1.2 kilowatts of electric power whenever the home calls for heat. Nearly all the heat created by the generator is recycled to heat the home, with savings up to $1,000 a year."
freewatt operates using micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) technology, which marries an ENERGY STAR-rated, high-efficiency gas furnace or boiler to a Honda generator.
"freewatt is designed to operate whenever the home has a need for heat," said Michael Paparone, ECR president and CEO. "Using the Honda generator, freewatt generates 1.2 kilowatts of electric power and nearly all the heat created by the generator is then recycled to heat the home. This electricity can be used to power the home or can be sold back to the 'grid.'"
micro-CHP has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of two technologies designated as a Climate Choice technology. According to the EPA, Climate Choice is a new partnership program that recognizes emerging technologies that have the potential to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions once they are more widely adopted.
"Unlike a traditional home heating system, freewatt can produce nearly 5,000 kilowatts of electricity each year, which reduces your carbon footprint by up to 6,000 pounds," Paparone said. "For example, using freewatt for one year is the equivalent to not driving your car for six months."
By relying less on electricity from power plants, a freewatt system can significantly lower environmental impact. Not to mention, the high costs of heating the home during the coldest months of the winter. freewatt owners have experienced savings up to $1,000 a year. Now that's the kind of green that can really make a difference.
Plus, freewatt systems provide constant thermal comfort, without the temperature swings and noisy cycling that comes with a traditional heating system. By supplying low-level heat to the home, a freewatt system can regulate a more comfortable and quiet setting for the homeowner.
By installing a freewatt system, a home's value can increase from anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000. Additionally, freewatt can be easily installed by certified freewatt professionals in both new and existing construction as either the full system or the "freewatt ready" system. Utilizing freewatt may also help residential projects qualify for points under the LEED for Homes Rating System.