Geothermal Heating and Cooling
On February, 22, 2018
With more homeowners becoming savvy about methods to use to make their home more green, geothermal heating and cooling has gained significant popularity. The bonus is that this not only helps to make your home more environmentally responsible, it helps you to save money on your heating and cooling bills each month.
If you are not yet familiar with this system, it is probably best to start with the basics of how it works. The ground absorbs close to half of the solar energy received by our planet. So, just below the surface, the ground remains at a moderate but steady temperature, even while the air temperature can vary from one extreme to another.
Using a piping system referred to as a “loop,” geothermal heating and cooling relies on this constant ground temperature to help with heating and cooling. This loop transports water and, with the use of a ground source heat pump, can provide heating, cooling and even hot water. These systems are highly efficient and can lower utility costs by as much as 80%.
Benefits of Geothermal Heating & Cooling
While it may seem fairly obvious, there are a number of benefits that you can enjoy, by opting for geothermal heating and cooling. A few examples of these include:
As previously mentioned, this system’s efficiency means that you can expect to see a decrease in your heating, cooling and water bills. The average savings is approximately 20-50% but can be much higher, in some cases.
Worth pointing out again is that this is an ideal way to make your home more Eco-friendly, as well. In fact, this system is recognized as the most cost-effective and environmentally safe method of heating and cooling, available to date.
The lifespan of the system is also another important consideration. Traditional heating and cooling systems require ongoing maintenance. Yet, if properly installed, this type of system does not require service and can last 20 or more years. The occasional check up and filter changes are all you should need.
Plus, it certainly does not hurt that this system runs as quietly as your refrigerator. This means you will not be bothered by noise and there is no bulky outdoor unit to wake you or your neighbors up.
Geothermal Heating & Cooling Service Experts
At Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling, we are proud to be able to offer this important service. While few other local industry service providers have bothered to take the time to get training and certification for geothermal heating and cooling, we see it as another opportunity to grow. Our HVAC Contractor’s number one priority is taking care of our customers, and meeting their desire to have a more environmentally responsible home.