Geothermal heating is a buzzword trending for all the right reasons. First of all it’s good for both the environment and your wallet. Less energy is consumed warming your home in geothermal heating systems. A longer life expectancy is expected from geothermal heating over traditional methods. However, it is just still catching on within the typical residential neighborhood. Who actually uses geothermal heating? More importantly, should you?
Many homes are candidates for geothermal heating. Here are some common applications:
While a family building their home considers Energy Star appliances, windows, and skylights, it simply makes perfect sense to also select an energy efficient heating system upfront. Geothermal heating systems are estimated to pay for themselves within five years and have a use life of at least 20 years.
These systems are also highly efficient, as they use 25% to 50% less energy than traditional heating systems. They also are made of few moving parts, which allows for easy maintenance and no risk of leaking combustion byproducts. This means that you can invest in long-term efficiency, durability, and safety – perfect for families moving into their dream home.
The earth supplies free heat energy in geothermal heating systems. Twenty feet beneath the ground the temperature stays constant all year long. At this depth, the earth is relatively hotter than at the surface especially in the winter. Geothermal systems allow homeowners to access this heat source, as energy is transferred from the earth to water circulated back to their homes by a heat pump. Since heat energy is transferred, not created, this saves homeowners a ton of money on their monthly utility bills – especially important if your energy rates are sky high.
Did you know that a geothermal heat pump could replace the need to purchase and maintain two separate units for heating and cooling? This is because geothermal heating systems can run in reverse. In the summer, the earth can become the heat sink when it is actually cooler than the surface. So with geothermal, you can kill two birds with one stone – by replacing your separate heating and cooling systems with one that does both.
By no means are these common applications exhaustive. Call (864) 269-5576 for a free no-obligation estimate on geothermal heating for your home.Back to Posts