Geothermal heating and cooling units are very energy efficient and may continue to run much longer as normal systems. Here’s a couple of other benefits to placing one of these systems at your residence:
1. Utility Savings
Nearly all units are easily three times more efficient than fossil fuel systems. The the federal government has determined geothermal could save you nearly $1,500 every 12 months. These funds may help the geothermal system pay for itself in no more than a couple of years.
2. Long-Lasting Life Span
Geothermal systems tend to last longer than standard units, mainly since they are located underground. You can expect your geothermal heating and cooling equipment to last for a very long period of time. Gas furnaces and electric heat pumps usually need to be removed after 15 years.
3. Free of Charge Hot Water
Geothermal creates no-cost hot water. It can lessen your energy consumption of hot water up to 60%. Your actual savings will depend on your household size and the amount of hot water your family uses.
Not only does the geothermal heating and cooling system create hot water, in many situations it makes “more than free” hot water. This means the geothermal system actually becomes more efficient when producing hot water.
4. Combined Heating and Cooling Equipment
Geothermal heating and cooling equipment can heat and cool your house. You won’t need an AC out-of-doors or independent heating unit in the house, unless you dwell in a chilly climate. A split heating system is an option in parts of the country where conditions regularly dip to a bitterly cold level.
5. Improved Moisture Coordination
Geothermal retains about 50% relative interior dampness, causing it to be extremely productive in humid parts of the house.
6. Improved Preventive Measures
Because geothermal doesn’t use combustion to furnish comfort, you don’t need to concern yourself with gas leaks or carbon monoxide.
7. A small amount of Maintenance
There is less maintenance involved with a geothermal system because there is no outside unit. This makes it less at risk for breakdown during hot summers. Since it doesn’t hinge on external temperatures, no defrost controls are necessary as found on a conventional heat pump.
8. Quiet Function
Geothermal is the same as anything else you purchase in life. Paying not much at this time normally means you receive a small amount in return. Well-built and appropriately installed geothermal units will provide you many months of quiet operation.