Increasing your energy efficiency often means reducing your use of fossil fuels. What better way to do that than by using the renewable energy stored up in the earth itself? Geothermal heating systems are a great way to do just that. Take a look at what geothermal is, and why it’s worth the investment.
What Is a Geothermal System?
A geothermal system is a heating and cooling system buried underground where the temperature stays consistent. It works by transferring the heat found underground into your home. In the summer, it works in reverse to cool your home. The simplest way to explain its function is to say it takes heat from one space and transfers it to an area that is cooler. It’s a closed-loop system and allows you to take advantage of the heat from the ground to heat your home. The only energy it uses is a little electricity to run the pump that pushes the warm air into the rooms in your home.
Why Should I Invest in a Geothermal System?
There are three good reasons to invest in geothermal heating and cooling for your home:
- Reduce your monthly energy bills: because you’re relying primarily on heat from the earth, your dependency on the local utility company will go down, along with your energy bills.
- Reduce your potential repair costs: because a geothermal system has fewer components and moving parts than a traditional furnace or heating system, it’s far less likely to need repairs
- Reduce the likelihood you’ll need to replace your system: most furnace systems have a life expectancy of between ten and twenty years; a geothermal system can continue to keep you warm for decades, with some simple indoor component upgrades being the most you should need.
Now that you know how to maximize energy efficiency without sacrificing climate control comfort, why wait? Invest in a geothermal system today by reaching out to our team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.