3 Reasons To Consider Geothermal HVAC


Most people are surprised to learn how complicated the heating and cooling process actually is. While you may think it only heats and cools your home, the heating and cooling system actually conditions the air, making it not only comfortable but also healthy. Of course, the conditioning process does require a good amount of energy, which can be costly for some. Thankfully, geothermal systems are beneficial for anyone who wants to condition their space in an efficient, effective, and affordable manner. Even though they are becoming popular, most people do not truly understand the function of geothermal systems. Here are a few reasons you should consider a geothermal system for your home.

Energy Efficient

Again, there are ways to heat and cool your home – all using a good amount of energy. Geothermal systems, on the other hand, allow you to condition your home without using an excessive amount of energy, but you may be wondering how this is possible.

Geothermal systems are quite elaborate. Installed underground and connected to units in your home, the system uses the ground's natural temperature that is between 50 and 60 degrees to heat and cool the home. In the winter, the system transfers heat from the ground into your home. In the summer, the process reverses, transferring heat from the interior of the home to the ground.

By using the ground's natural heat, heating and cooling can be accomplished in a more energy-efficient manner. This efficiency not only benefits the environment, though. Reducing your energy usage will also reduce your monthly energy bills, saving you money.

Heating and Cooling, Water and Air

Another benefit of a geothermal system is that it offers a variety of purposes for you and your home.

The main purpose is conditioning your home's air. Surprisingly, a single geothermal system can be used to heat and cool your home, so you do not need to worry about installing a furnace for heating when you have a geothermal system already in place.

A geothermal system can also be used to heat your water heater, ensuring you provide your household with hot water for bathing, showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry without an excess amount of energy use.

Also, if you have a pool, your geothermal system can efficiently heat the water when preferred, helping you cut energy costs while enjoying your pool throughout the year.

Increased Life Span

Many homeowners worry about the cost and the installation process when they are considering geothermal heating and cooling. Because the system requires a series of pipes, known as the ground heat exchanger, that is underground, the installation can be stressful and time-consuming. Fortunately, the system's benefits are worth the investment in time, energy, and money.

Homeowners do not need to worry about added maintenance to keep their geothermal system running efficiently. Geothermal systems do not require any further maintenance than a traditional heating and cooling system.

Also, you may be surprised to learn geothermal systems are a long-term investment, especially when compared to a traditional heating and air conditioning unit. You can expect a geothermal system to last up to 23 years as long as it has been properly installed, used, and maintained. This increased life span ensures the investment in geothermal heating and cooling will be a smart one.

Although best to install during the early stages of construction, any home can benefit from the durable and efficient nature of a geothermal system.

Whether you are building your home or just need a completely new system, geothermal heating and cooling can be a great option to consider. This guide and your contractor will help you understand the reasons for installing this innovative, energy-efficient, and valuable heating and cooling system. For more information, get in touch with a company such as West County Heating and Cooling.


22 January 2019

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