Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is limited, you should, at least, know this – especially if you’re planning on upgrading your current WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA home’s HVAC system or pondering what to install in the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their simple technology harnesses subterranean temperatures to provide your WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a unique – and uniquely harmonious – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too pompous? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t subverting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the standards of “renewable energy technology.” Yes, they run off of electricity. But they don’t demand much of it for all the good you get. Just one unit of electricity can transport up to five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are much more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power systems. The truth is, solar and wind technologies, whatever the pull of their “renewability,” eat four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems won’t leave as much of a physical footprint in your yard as you might fear. Don’t have much yard space anyway? No eye-opener there: most home lots in WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA and elsewhere anymore occupy a comparatively limited the polyethylene piping used for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run to a depth of anywhere from 100 to 400 feet. Almost no above-ground surface is necessary at any rate, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are amazingly quiet. Every aspect of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to operate much quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More reassuring still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t troubled by fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and juddering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed, engineered, and built to last for generations. Present-day geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures ensure ground loops of exceptional longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep on working perfectly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does eventually have to be repaired or replaced, it’s not likely that you’ll be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be held to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t demand much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as mentioned, are designed to endure for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, safeguarded indoors from weather extremes, necessitate only an infrequent inspection as well as periodic filter changes and an annual coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old notion that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been pretty much put to pastureed by ongoing improvements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, so you’ve determined you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Don’t fret. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of it concurrently, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even when not subsidized by federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to reinstate federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that ended December 31, 2016. That said, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, mostly – are helping to better align geothermal solutions with the cost of traditional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal experts at Comfort By Design, Inc. today. They’ll clearly outline the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the right decision for your WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA home.