Geothermal heating and cooling seems like a complicated topic, but in reality it’s a simple concept that technology has made more efficient and readily available. Still, it seems as though geothermal systems are one of the most misunderstood options on the market. Today we want to help demystify this geo-friendly and effective option.
One common misconception regards how the geothermal energy can be used. For instance, many people aren’t aware that a geothermal system can both heat and cool your home. In the winter it utilizes warmth from underground to heat up your home and in the summer it ushers heat out of your home and transfers it to the ground. This makes a geothermal system a year-round heating and cooling solution.
Another misconception people have is about the reliability of geothermal systems. Perhaps it’s because the word “geothermal” sounds complex, but many people think these systems are complicated to use and therefore, less reliable. The truth is, however that geothermal systems are often more reliable than other conventional systems. This is, in part, because they have fewer moving parts, so they need less maintenance and are less likely to break down.
Cost is another area of misunderstanding. While it’s true that geothermal systems often cost more to install, they are less expensive to operate every day. This means that you will pay less for your daily comfort thanks to reduced energy costs. And, when you combine this with their long life, you can see why they are such an economical heating and cooling option.
While geothermal is not the right solution for every home or business, and it is not right for every climate, it can be a great option for many. If you have questions about geothermal, we’d love to answer them – just give us a call at (800) 662-4318.