Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If you don’t know anything else about geothermal heating and cooling, know this – especially if you’re considering redoing your current Greenville home’s HVAC system or still don’t know how best to heat and cool the new home you’re having constructed:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are among the most environmentally friendly you can buy. Their relatively straightforward technology channels subterranean temperatures to provide your Greenville home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, fused together in a unique – and uniquely compatible – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too flashy? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t upending 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 need much of it for all the reward you get. Just one unit of electricity can convey as much as 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 appeal of their “renewability,” consume 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 revelation there: most home lots in Greenville and elsewhere anymore occupy a relatively 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 as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Hardly any above-ground surface is called for in any event, 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 unbelievably quiet. Every element of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform much quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Best of all, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the aggravation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are dependable heating and cooling solutions, designed, engineered, and built to last for generations. Current geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures ensure ground loops of uncommon longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep on working perfectly for decades. It helps, of course, that the heat-exchange equipment is housed indoors. At least, when it does sooner or later need repairing or replacing, it’s not likely that you’ll be replacing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems need very little maintenance. The earth loops, as mentioned, are designed to hold up for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, safeguarded indoors from weather extremes, require only an occasional examination as well as periodic filter changes and a coil cleaning once a year.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as effective in cooling as they are in heating. The old idea that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been essentially put to pastureed by ongoing refinements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up to multitask. Very well, so you’ve decided you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Relax. Today’s systems can do it all and do it at the same time, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming more and more affordable – even without federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that lapsed December 31, 2016. Still, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and increased competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to better correlate geothermal solutions with the cost of traditional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal wizards at BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. today. They’ll explain in detail the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the right decision for your Greenville home.