Geothermal heating and cooling is an ingenious way to keep your house comfortable, and a fascinating alternative to traditional forced-air systems. It cost a fair amount up front and requires certain features on your property (a lot of square footage, for example, or the presence of a pond). But once installed, it provides numerous benefits that will make your life a great deal easier, as well as providing considerable savings in the long run. Those aren’t small concerns here in Dover, DE, where summers are hot and muggy and winters are very cold. So why should you use geothermal heating and cooling? We’ve provided a short list of the benefits.
Geothermal systems relay on a series of tubes buried beneath the earth. A mixture of water and antifreeze is pumped through them: interacting with the temperature of the earth (which stays constant once you get below a few feet, no matter what the weather outside) and either pulling heat from it or releasing heat into it. That involves few moving parts beyond the pump required to circulate it, and because it’s below the ground, it rarely gets damage or suffers from wear and tear.
Because the system doesn’t use a lot of moving parts – and because the electricity is only required to run those parts – geothermal systems cost very little to run in comparison to other heating and air conditioning systems. Over time, it may even offset the cost of installation, depending on how long you keep your system.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are very green, since they rely on a clean renewable source for most of their energy. That lets you do your part for Mother Nature even while you cut down on monthly bills.
For more information on a geothermal heating and cooling system, give the friendly folks at Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning a call!