3 Benefits Of Using Geothermal For HVAC Energy Efficiency
If you want to improve your heating and cooling to save energy, geothermal is one of the best options. With geothermal energy, your HVAC will work like conventional systems, but use a lot less energy. Since there is less energy used, this also means that there is less strain and wear on AC units, furnaces, and boilers. Here are some of the benefits that you will have with a new geothermal HVAC system to heat and cool your home:
1. An HVAC System That Saves Energy All Year
With conventional HVAC, there may be a system like a heat pump for cooling, or biomass fuels or solar energy for heating. The benefit of geothermal is that you have one system that provides your home with energy for both heating and cooling. If you consider the cost of installing different systems for heating and cooling, the initial investment in geothermal energy is going to be lower than having separate AC and heating systems for energy efficiency.
2. Less Wear That Helps Reduce Repair Costs
Since the geothermal loop provides the system with thermal energy, this means components of the AC or furnace will also work less to cool or heat your home. The geothermal system will have less wear and fewer repairs. The only mechanical parts that may need maintenance are the pumps of the system, which may occasionally need to be replaced after years of use. The cost of replacing a pump is going to be a lot less than maintenance and repairs that have to be done to conventional HVAC systems in the same period of time.
3. An HVAC System That Works Like Conventional Heating and Cooling
With many alternative energy heating and cooling systems, the energy often means that you need a completely different system. Geothermal only uses a geothermal exchange to provide the AC or furnace with the thermal energy it needs. These systems work like conventional forced air HVAC and do not require completely new systems. In many cases, existing ducts and other components of your old HVAC can be used with the new geothermal system. The only extra cost with a geothermal system is the heat exchange loop, which will rarely need any maintenance or a replacement.
These are some of the benefits that you will get with a new geothermal HVAC system to heat and cool your home. Contact a heating repair service and talk with them about geothermal energy for the heating and cooling needs of your home.