Geothermal Heating and Cooling Advantages
Are you someone who is eco-conscious and ready to save some money? As the winter season starts, it’s a good time to take care of upgrades around your home. Installing a geothermal HVAC system may initially strike you as a huge project, but it can be taken care of within one to two days. In addition to quick installment, you would also be replacing an old HVAC system which has probably been leaving a hole in your wallet. If you are on the fence about investing in geothermal systems, this month’s blog addresses the major benefits you and your family can reap from making the switch over to a better product.
1. Cost Effective
Geothermal heating and cooling uses small amounts of electricity to ventilate your home, which will ultimately make your electricity bill lower. While installation for a geothermal system is more expensive than most conventional systems, its performance will leave you impressed in the long run. The initial cost of a geothermal system is high, but the system will typically pay itself off within three to five years.
According to geoexchange.org, installing a geothermal system in your home is equal to planting an acre of trees on your property if you consider greenhouse gas reduction. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems geothermal heating and cooling to be “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning systems available today.” That’s because a geothermal system taps into the earth to capture free, renewable energy.
The risks that come with fossil fuels, such as natural gas and propane combustion threats, are nonexistent with the use of geothermal systems because fossil fuels aren’t required to run the systems. You can be sure you and your family are safe and clean while using stored energy from the ground. In addition, geothermal systems will circulate warm and cold air evenly throughout your home. You will not experience warm or cold air “blasts” that you typically experience from a conventional system. Furthermore, geothermal units are quiet, which means you won’t be disturbing the neighbors!