When deciding where to build a home you need to make sure you know all of your utility choices.
If you are building in a fairly populated area, you probably have a full gamut of choices and don’t need to concern yourself with this.
If you are building farther out or, off the grid, as they say, you may find that your are very limited. You many have to find appliances that run on these alternate fuels too. If you are limited to solar, hydro, propane, or oil, there can be some things you may have to pay a considerable amount more for. It is true that solar, hydro and even wind power are more environmentally friendly but when it comes to powering things like an HVAC system they may not be powerful enough. You can easily run your lights and such but larger appliances draw far too much energy unless you have a sizable solar panel or field. Oil and propane can both be delivered and many HVAC units run very well on these types of fuel. You just need to plan accordingly to make sure you don’t run out of fuel when you need it most. Once you find out all of your choices it is best to visit a quality HVAC dealer to find out all of your options. Many units can be adapted but you need a technician that is qualified to make that work. The installation must be completed properly to avoid and future issues and quality heating and cooling. All you need to do is look online and I am sure you will find an HVAC dealer that is willing to help you out with any of these issues.