Four Reasons Why a Geothermal System Is the Best Bet for Your Home Comfort
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | Smoak's Comfort Control
You can improve the performance and efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning system by installing geothermal technology. Sounds pretty high-tech, doesn't it? What are the benefits of such a system?
Benefit #1: Improved Efficiency
Since a geothermal system uses the temperature of the earth to help your HVAC system heat or cool, it allows your home to reach a set temperature with far less energy. In fact, it uses up to one-sixth the amount of energy of a conventional HVAC system. This means you can set your thermostat to a warmer temperature in the winter and a cooler temperature in the summer and still save on your energy costs.
Benefit #2: Better Reliability
The typical HVAC system has a lot of moving parts. Generally speaking, the more moving parts a machine has, the higher chance something will break or wear out. Geothermal systems have fewer moving parts than most other heating and cooling technologies. This results in increased reliability which means fewer opportunities for your home to be without heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.
Benefit #3: Free Hot Water
Well, maybe it's not completely free. But with the right geothermal system, waste heat when cooling your home can also heat your water, providing further energy savings.
Benefit #4: Geothermal Systems Are Very Quiet
Geothermal heating and cooling systems create no noise outside your home and almost no noise inside your home. Those reduced noise levels can be helpful if you sleep next to a window that has an air conditioner condenser unit nearby.
Do the benefits of geothermal sound like they can enhance your heating and air conditioning system? Thinking about installing a geothermal system for your home? If so, contact Smoak’s Comfort Control online today.