Are you in the market for a new heating system? Homeowners today have more options than ever when it comes to how they want to heat their home. A geothermal system can be great if you want one system to provide both heating and air conditioning through an energy efficient means.
Although geothermal systems might have a higher up-front cost, the savings you have in energy costs balance out this high price tag. If you need great installation services for your home, you need our team. We can provide you with the best geothermal services in St Augustine.
What is a Geothermal System?
A geothermal system is an HVAC system that uses the temperature of the earth to cool your home. Geothermal systems are also commonly referred to as GHPS (geothermal heat pumps), GeoExchange, earth-couples, or ground-source systems.
A geothermal system is a type of heat pump. It differentiates from a traditional air-source heat pump because it doesn’t rely on outside air for thermal energy. It siphons thermal energy from underground to heat your home. Although we experience incredibly hot summers here in Florida and wet and rainy winter conditions, the space a few feet below the earth’s surface remains at a relatively constant temperature.
The ground temperature is warmer than the air above it in the winter and cooler than the air above in the summer. Geothermal systems use an underground pipe loop filled he water or antifreeze in order to siphon thermal energy.
What are the Benefits?
So, what are the benefits of a geothermal heat pump?
- Eco-friendly: Geothermal heating and cooling systems are an environmentally friendly HVAC system. They don’t produce carbon monoxide or any other greenhouse gases that contribute to your footprint or air pollution. A geothermal system also has a low electricity demand which can help you have meaningful savings over time.
- Cost-Effective: Geothermal systems do have a higher initial cost of purchasing and installing, but geothermal heating and cooling has lower operating costs than other systems because they don’t generate heat in the same way that other systems generate heat. Geothermal heat pumps have a higher efficiency rating because they move heat rather than generating them. A geothermal system will pay for itself in just a few short years due to the amount of energy savings.
- Long Lasting: A traditional HVAC system lasts about 10 to 15 years on average, but a geothermal system lasts anywhere from 25 to 50 years, much longer than a more commonplace system. Because they’re underground, they aren’t subject to the normal weather-related wear and tear caused by ice, rain, or heat outside.
If you need a dependable, eco-friendly option to heat or cool your home, consider a geothermal heat pump.
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