5 Reasons To Give Geothermal Cooling And Heating Serious Consideration
Geothermal cooling and heating might not be as conventional as a heat pump or air conditioner, but there are plenty of benefits if you choose it for your Florida home. Here are five specific reasons to give geothermal cooling and heating serious consideration:
- Low maintenance and operational costs: With the initial purchase and installation out of the way, your geothermal cooling and heating system begins to pay you back immediately. Limited maintenance helps save you money, as does the low cost of operation thanks to the incredible efficiency of geothermal systems.
- Environmentally friendly: Geothermal cooling and heating gets its power directly from the earth, but in a different way than traditional heating and cooling methods. Unlike the burning of fossil fuels required to produce heat or generate electricity for cooling your home, geothermal energy doesn’t emit carbon dioxide. That’s great news for the environment.
- Long equipment life span: Air conditioners and heat pumps last about 10 years before they need to be replaced. Furnaces and boilers can go for about 15 years. The underground loop portion of a geothermal system can last for 50 to 75 years. This longevity is a huge benefit to anyone considering geothermal cooling and heating.
- Out of the way: There are no visible exterior elements to a geothermal system, meaning the parts are not subject to weather or vandalism and there’s no detraction from the aesthetics of your home. There is also less noise generated by the discrete system.
- “Free” hot water and pool heat: In the summer, geothermal systems use a desuperheater to supplement hot water heating and can even heat your backyard pool. Since the desuperheater utilizes waste heat to do these things, you can cut water heating costs by 82 percent or more in the summer.
To learn more about the amazing benefits of geothermal cooling and heating on Florida’s Suncoast, please feel free to contact the experts at Symbiont Service Corp.
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