Sometimes referred to as a “ground source heat pump,” geothermal HVAC systems rely on the naturally stable temperature found inside the earth to provide heating and cooling for your Ruckersville, VA, home. While installing a geothermal system will be an investment, there are four big advantages to using this heating and cooling source.
1. Diminished Carbon Footprint
Since geothermal HVAC systems rely on the natural temperature of the earth’s interior, they don’t produce any carbon monoxide or other harmful greenhouse gases. For customers who consider themselves eco-friendly, the minimal environmental impact of these systems is a huge benefit. There is literally no aspect of a geothermal system that contributes to global warming.
2. Cost of Operation
Admittedly, geothermal HVAC systems do have a higher upfront cost than their traditional counterparts. However, the energy efficiency rating on a typical geothermal HVAC system is 400. That gives homeowners the ability to save up to 70% on their usual heating and cooling bills each month.
3. Increase in Comfort
Not only do geothermal heating and cooling systems offer more consistent temperatures, but they also provide nearly optimal levels of humidity and air purification. Since a geothermal HVAC system does not use any recycled air, the comfort and the air quality of your home will both improve.
4. Increase in Life Expectancy of the System
A traditional heating and cooling system typically lasts for between 10 and 15 years if it receives proper maintenance. Since a geothermal system is not exposed directly to the weather, it doesn’t undergo the normal wear and tear. The indoor part of the system only includes a fan, pump, and compressor, each of which can last for decades, with proper maintenance.
Our team’s primary commitment is to provide you with the most comfortable and efficient geothermal-powered home possible. Contact us at Duct-Rite Mechanical today to find out how we can improve your home.
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