Considering A Geothermal Heating And Cooling System? These 5 Benefits Will Seal The Deal
The very mention of geothermal heating and cooling used to send Florida homeowners running to protect their pocketbooks. While it’s true that pricing is influenced by many factors, like your geographic location, geothermal heating and cooling is more practical than ever before. It’s also the most efficient home comfort technology on the market. These five benefits will have you singing the praises of geothermal.
- Less energy use. A geothermal heating and cooling system can generate three or more units of home comfort for every one unit of energy used to run it. What does this mean in terms of energy savings? Compared to a standard comfort system, it can mean savings of 50 percent. Compared to an air source heat pump, it can save 44 percent.
- Environmentally-friendly energy source. Because a geothermal system allows you to make use of the endless reservoir of energy stored in the earth, it reduces fossil fuel consumption.
- Long life and low maintenance. Most subterranean geothermal pipes are estimated to last around 50 years, even with minimal maintenance. The indoor parts of the system can last 20 years or more. Because of the long lifespan, geothermal equipment can recoup its cost multiple times.
- Reduced humidity. Geothermal heating and cooling also controls humidity as a by-product of its primary function. Your home will be more comfortable, and because drier air feels cooler, you may not have to keep the thermostat as low.
- Flexible design. You don’t have to have a large plot of land to install geothermal. The underground pipes can be installed in deep vertical holes if your space is limited. It’s perfect for both pre-existing and new constructions. By combining it with a zoning system, you can save even more energy by sending conditioned air only where its needed.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are also quieter than standard A/Cs because they don’t include a noisy outdoor condenser.
To learn more about geothermal heating and cooling and determine whether it’s right for your home, call Symbiont Service Corp. We’re proud to offer Florida homeowners affordable, efficient and environmentally-sound comfort solutions.
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