What if we told you we could help you save 25-50% on your heating and cooling costs and help you to save the earth all at the same time? Geothermal heating and cooling is the best of both worlds: higher comfort levels and lower utility costs. There are many benefits to geothermal heating and cooling that go beyond saving a bit of money and saving planet earth.
- We’ll start with the most common reason for choosing geothermal– the reduced utility bills. Home owners who have geothermal heating and cooling systems save more money than homeowners using conventional gas, propane and electric methods of heating. Homeowners with geothermal systems usually experience an annual savings of 30-70% on their home heating and cooling compared to other methods of heating and cooling.
- Geothermal is environmentally friendly. Geothermal is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as the most cost effective and environmentally-safe heating and cooling system on the market. Installing and properly utilizing a geothermal heating and cooling system is equivalent to planting 750 trees or taking 2 cars off of the road.
- Geothermal systems have higher installation costs than conventional systems because of the buried loop system. Often homeowners view the system as being overly expensive and overlook the whole picture. However, installing a geothermal system in your home is an up-front investment that will pay for itself later. A system will usually pay for itself within a 5 year period.
- Another added bonus to geothermal is free, hot water generation. These systems can produce some or all of your hot water with much higher efficiency than traditional methods. A geothermal system can deliver hot water using a simple connection that will store water in your hot water heater. During summer months, the heat removed from your living space during the cooling cycle is directly deposited into the water heater instead of being dispersed into the ground. This provides virtually free hot water for your usage.
- The lifespan of geothermal heating and cooling systems is typically much longer than that of a traditional heating and cooling system. Regular systems require regular maintenance that can often be expensive. When properly installed, this system requires little to virtually no maintenance except for periodic inspections and regular filter changes. The life of the equipment is prolonged due to most of the system being indoors and free of weather exposure. A properly installed geothermal system can last more than 20 years if it is properly maintained by a professional HVAC company.
- It is clean and safe. Geothermal heating and cooling doesn’t use fossil fuels, such as natural gas and propane, which can create safety threats such as combustion. There are virtually no worries about fumes, flames, smells or carbon monoxide with the use of geothermal.
- Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer improved comfort when compared to their traditional counterparts. Geothermal heats and cools homes evenly and eliminates the hot and cold blasts of air that are often found with conventional systems. Geothermal systems also have built-in dehumidification during the warmer months of the year.
- Lastly, geothermal systems are quiet. They basically use the same principles that would operate a freezer or your refrigerator, and the units are just as quiet. Also as an added bonus, there is no cumbersome outdoor unit to disturb yourself or the neighbors.