Geothermal Systems are much more efficient, they use small amounts of electricity to transfer heat to and from the ground to your home. Homeowners typically experience an annual savings of 30% to 70% when compared to ordinary systems.
Geothermal systems have a higher installation cost when compared to conventional systems because of the buried loop system. Geothermal will produce significantly cheaper utility bills and annual maintenance costs. A system will usually pay for itself within a three to five year span.
Ordinary systems require regular maintenance for each unit - the furnace, the air conditioner, and the water heater. A GeoComfort geothermal system requires little or no maintenance beyond periodic checks and filter changes. Equipment life is prolonged since geothermal are located indoors and out of the varying climate and weather. Typically it can last more than 20 years if properly maintained.
Geothermal systems heat and cool homes evenly, eliminating the hot and cold blasts of air found with conventional systems. Geothermal also dehumidifies the air during hot summer months. Geothermal systems units are quiet and there is no unsightly outdoor unit to disturb you or your neighbors.
Geothermal is recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally-safe, cost effective heating and cooling system on the market. Installing a geothermal system is equivalent to planting 750 trees or taking 2 cars off the road. Also,geothermal units do not use fossil fuels such as natural gas and propane. Threats caused by combustion are eliminated and no worries about flames, fumes, odors, or carbon monoxide.
As a bonus, geothermal systems can produce some or all of your hot water at much higher efficiencies than ordinary methods. A simple connection is made so the geothermal system can deliver hot water to be stored in your hot water heater. In fact, the heat removed from your home during the cooling cycle is deposited directly to the water heater instead of the ground. This provides you with virtually free hot water.
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