With the recent cold US cold burst, homeowners are absolutely thinking about the cost of heating right now. Whether you’re about to build a new home or don’t want to spend any more money repairing your old heating system, you should consider a geothermal system for your home. There are several benefits for homeowners that choose geothermal HVAC systems.
Benefits of Geothermal Systems:
The EPA states: Geothermal systems are the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly process for heating and cooling your home. Installing a geothermal system is more expensive upfront than other options, but geothermal systems also save enough on heating and cooling that the system typically pays for itself in a couple years. Geothermal systems can also generate all your home’s hot water requirements by making a simple addition during installation. This will cut down on hot water costs significantly.
Another large benefit is that geothermal is much safer for homeowners since these systems doesn’t use gas, heating oil, or propane. Your family won’t be endanger of an explosion, fire, dangerous fumes, or a carbon monoxide leak.
These systems need very little maintenance outside of regular inspections and filter changes. The units are underground and aren’t exposed to the wear and tear of normal HVAC systems. Many geothermal systems will last 20 years or longer.
During Summer and Winter peak weather it’s not unusual for homes with traditional units to have hot or cold spots. During Winter, geothermal systems can help eliminate temperature irregularities, keeping your home at a consistent comfortable temperature. During steamy summer months, these systems help remove humidity making your home much more comfortable.
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