Are you looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient and lower your heating and cooling costs? While many homeowners are unfamiliar with geothermal heating and cooling systems, they can be great ways to efficiently and effectively bring your home to temperature at lower costs than traditional HVAC systems.
In the newest blog from Edwards Royal Comfort, our professionals discuss what these systems are, how they work, and just how efficient they can be.
What is Geothermal Heating and Cooling?
Although the weather outside is constantly changing, the temperatures at 10 feet deep in the earth stay at about 55°F all year long. Geothermal systems access the temperatures beneath the earth’s surface to either heat or cool your home, depending on the season.
A common misconception about geothermal energy is that you need to live in an extremely specific geographic area in order for it to work. However, most homes can utilize the benefits of geothermal energy from right where they already are.
How Do Geothermal Systems Work?
To heat your home, these systems send temperature-conducting fluid through pipes beneath your house to draw heat from the ground and distribute it throughout the home. To cool your home, however, it’s essentially the opposite. The system will take heat from the air within your home and send it back into the ground.
We understand why some homes may be skeptical about the heating and cooling effectiveness of geothermal heat pump systems. Most times, however, it will be a seamless transition from your traditional HVAC system. You’ll notice heating and cooling that is just as effective as it was with your previous unit. As geothermal heating and cooling systems continue to rise in popularity due to their effectiveness and lower costs to operate, more homes will be able to reap the benefits of these units.
How Efficient Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling?
Because geothermal heating and cooling systems depend on natural temperatures found within the earth, they cost significantly less to operate than more traditional HVAC systems. While geothermal systems are often more expensive to install than traditional systems, your energy bills could be decreased significantly. Many homes have even seen their energy costs be cut in half after making the switch to geothermal.
With geothermal energy, you’re not trading energy efficiency for effectiveness. Instead, you’ll be able to quickly raise or lower your temperatures to keep your home safe and comfortable all year long, just as you did with your traditional heating and air conditioning systems.
Contact Edwards Royal Comfort for Geothermal Systems
Although geothermal systems, also referred to as ground-source heat pumps, are becoming more popular everywhere, many homes are still unfamiliar with this form of HVAC technology. That’s why the professionals at Edwards Royal Comfort are available at all times to answer any questions you may have about financing, geothermal systems, or anything else HVAC-related.
If your home is ready to see the benefits of geothermal energy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today and schedule an appointment. Our technicians are happy to answer any questions you might have and will be completely transparent throughout the entire process. We won’t leave until you’re completely satisfied and comfortable with your new geothermal system.