Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is next to nil, you should, at least, know this – especially if you’re looking into retrofitting your current Greene County home’s HVAC system or pondering what to use in the new home you’re having constructed:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are some of the most environmentally friendly available. Their simple technology harnesses subterranean temperatures to furnish your Greene County home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a unique – and uniquely sympathetic – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too highfalutin? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t unduly disrupting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems qualify as “renewable energy technology.” Yes, they run off of electricity. But they don’t require much of it for all the benefit 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 considerably more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power setups. Generally speaking, solar and wind technologies, whatever the draw of their “renewability,” devour four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems will be hardly noticeable on your property. Don’t have much yard space to begin with? No surprise there: most home lots in Greene County and elsewhere anymore occupy a comparatively tight the polyethylene piping needed 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. Very little above-ground surface is called for 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 remarkably quiet. Every part of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to run significantly quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More comforting still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the irritation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are long-term heating and cooling solutions, designed and engineered to last for generations. Contemporary geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures ensure ground loops of extraordinary longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep working perfectly for decades. It helps, of course, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does ultimately have to be repaired or replaced, it’s not likely that you’ll be redoing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept down.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t demand much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as mentioned, are designed to last for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, require only occasional scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and a once-a-year 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 substantially laid to rested by continuing improvements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, so you’ve decided on heating your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home too? And what if you have a swimming pool? Don’t worry. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of it all at once, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming a lot more affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to restore 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 increased competition in the marketplace, predominantly – are helping to better align geothermal solutions with the cost of more established heating and cooling methods.
 
Talk with the geothermal professionals at Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling Inc. today. They’ll give you the full skinny on the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the wisest decision for your Greene County home.