Geothermal systems are one of the most misunderstood options on the market today. Many people aren’t even aware that these systems can provide both cooling and heating, and that they are one of the most economical ways to keep your property comfortable all year long. To help clear up the confusion about geothermal, we thought we’d talk about what it is and why it is a great choice in many situations.
First and foremost, you should know that geothermal systems both heat and cool. In the winter it taps into the warmth underground to warm your home and in the summer it removes heat from your home by transferring it to the ground. This means a geothermal system is capable of keeping you comfortable in all seasons.
Next, you might be surprised to know that geothermal systems are often more reliable than more conventional system. While their name might imply that they are complicated, they actually have fewer moving parts, so they need less maintenance and are less likely to break down. This means more years of use with less work for the homeowner.
Many people are also surprised to learn that geothermal systems are more economical to operate. While they do often cost more to install, they are less expensive to use. When you combine this with their long life, you can see why they are such an economical heating and cooling option.
And geothermal is also environmentally friendly and safe. Tapping into the warmth of the earth or using the earth to dissipate heat is the ultimate renewable resource. Since there are no flames, flue, or odors involved, it is safer than options like gas or propane.
We don’t want to forget about comfort. Geothermal systems dehumidify when they cool, which creates a more comfortable indoor environment. As they heat, they provide steady warmth instead of blasts of hot air, making the entire home more evenly warm and cozy.
Of course, this system isn’t for every situation and doesn’t work in every area. Bu where it is an option, it should be considered. If you have questions about geothermal, we’d love to answer them – just give us a call at (800) 662-4318.