If you want to heat and cool your home in Marshville, North Carolina, while remaining environmentally conscious, consider a geothermal HVAC system. By tapping into the renewable energy underneath your home in the ground, a geothermal HVAC system rewards you with improved comfort, increased efficiency and lower energy bills. Here’s what else you need to know about geothermal HVAC systems:
The Different Types of Geothermal HVAC Systems
When compared to the fluctuating temperatures outside, the temperature underneath the earth’s surface stays relatively constant throughout the year. A geothermal HVAC system uses that constant temperature to heat and cool your home without requiring a significant amount of energy. Also, if a service technician equips your geothermal HVAC system for it, it’ll even supply your home with free hot water.
Here are the four most common types of residential geothermal HVAC systems you can install in your home:
- Install a horizontal geothermal system if your home has a lot of land.
- Consider a vertical system as an alternative to a horizontal system.
- Install a pond or a lake system if your home has a body of water nearby.
- Install an open-loop system if a closed-loop system isn’t feasible and there’s a clean supply of ground water nearby.
5 of the Biggest Benefits of Geothermal HVAC Systems
Installing a geothermal system in your home comes with many benefits, including:
Lower Energy Bills
Geothermal HVAC systems only use a small amount of electricity to transfer heat into and out of your home through the ground. On average, geothermal HVAC systems produce four units of energy for every unit of electricity they use. To put that into perspective, the most efficient conventional systems deliver less than one unit of energy for each unit they consume. As a result, homeowners in Marshville who install a geothermal system save up to 50 percent over conventional systems. In fact, you can heat and cool your home for as little as a dollar per day with the right settings.
More Money In Your Pockets
Although installing a geothermal system will cost you more upfront, it’ll save you in both energy and maintenance costs. You have to think about it as an investment. In most cases, geothermal HVAC systems pay for themselves within five years.
Conventional HVAC systems are known for creating hot and cold blasts of air in homes. A geothermal system, on the other hand, heats and cools your home evenly. It’s also good at dehumidifying your home’s air during the summer. As a result, you reduce the risk of poor indoor air quality.
Clean and Safe Operation
Geothermal HVAC systems don’t burn fossil fuels, like propane and natural gas. As a result, when you install a geothermal system in your home, you don’t have to worry about the threat of combustion and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Free Hot Water Supply
As an added bonus, a geothermal system can produce some or all of your home’s hot water supply at a much higher efficiency than traditional methods. Your service technician simply has to equip the system with the right connection, ensuring your geothermal system delivers hot water and stores in the hot water heater. A typical home can save up to 30 percent on its annual hot water costs. How’s that for saving even more money and being more environmentally conscious?
Are you interested in learning more about geothermal energy and its benefits? Do you want to schedule a geothermal HVAC system installation today? Our HVAC professionals can provide more details about these highly efficient systems and help you choose the right one for your home. Contact Byrum Heating & A/C, Inc. today at 704-208-4165 to upgrade your home to the 21st century and put more money in your pockets in 2018.
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