Most homeowners agree that aside from their mortgage, heating and cooling is one of their largest expenses. Not only are traditional heating and cooling methods expensive, but some have potentially damaging effects on the environment. Smart homeowners are looking at cost efficient alternatives to climate control in their homes. It’s during the search that many are introduced to geothermal heating and cooling.
It’s estimated the ground absorbs about half of the solar energy we receive from the sun. This is important for maintaining a constant moderate temperature below the earth’s surface. However, up above ground, we’re dealing with completely different issues.
As seasons change they bring drastic fluctuations in the air temperature. Unfortunately, our homes don’t naturally come with the same climate control features as the earth. Instead, we need to find ways to accommodate for the blazing heat of summer and the deep, frigid chill of winter months. Our traditional methods of doing this have involved excessive energy usage and the consumption of fossil fuels.
What if it were possible to tap into the incredibly efficient way that our planet maintains it’s moderate underground temperature? Enter geothermal heating and cooling.
Geothermal heating and cooling accesses the stable underground temperature using a unique piping system, or “loop”. Water is circulated through the underground loop and exchanges heat between the earth, the ground source pump and your home. The result is climate control that naturally warms your home in the winter and cools it in the summer.
It sounds ideal, but that doesn’t really mean much without understanding what the real benefits of a geothermal HVAC system are. To help you better understand the advantages, here are the top 5 benefits geothermal heating and cooling systems.
Are you interested in learning more about geothermal heating and cooling? We’d love to answer your questions. If conventional air conditioning and furnace systems are more your style, we can accommodate those needs as well. We sell, install, maintain and repair all makes and models of air conditioning and heating systems. Contact Hearthstone Heating and Air Conditioning to learn more.