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If you are looking at installing a whole new HVAC system or if you are planning a new construction project and considering an alternative power source for your heating and cooling, be sure to consider geothermal.
Geothermal can significantly cut your utility bills while giving you reliable, clean heating and cooling.
How it Works
- Geothermal Heating and cooling utilizes the near constant temperature found about six feet under the surface of the ground.
- A set of tubes, known as loops, circulate water from the ground and into the home.
- In the winter, the water in the loops transfer heat from the warm ground layer into a geothermal unit in the house that sends it into the home.
- In the summer, the heat from the house is transferred to the cool ground via the water loops. The water, which is has been cooled off, goes back into the house and is used to send cool air around the home.
It’s Clean and Inexpensive
- It’s true that the investment in a geothermal system is greater than a conventional (fossil fuel based) system but, according to the US Department of Energy, your initial investment will be recovered in anywhere from 2 to ten years.
- The loops can last up to 50 years so your loop investment won’t recover constant maintenance.
- Using geothermal takes you off the fossil fuel grid. No more fuel tank fillings, tanking your bank account and no more taking the electricity grid that often uses coal burning hydroelectric station to generate electricity.
- You can couple in a hot water heater, creating additional savings.
This is a vast and fascinating subject. To learn more about how you can save money with this green energy HVAC, call our office.