If you’re a homeowner looking to find different ways to heat and cool your home, the pros at Acree suggest using a geothermal system. A geothermal heating and cooling system is increasingly being considered as it is a sustainable method of regulating the temperature in your home. This system essentially harnesses the consistent temperature underground (55 degrees to be exact) to heat or cool your home. Here is a step-by-step guide on how it works!
- The ground absorbs heat from the sun and the water-filled pipes underneath the ground absorb the heat from the ground.
- The liquid carries the heat through the pipes until it gets to your pump.
- The heat pump absorbs heat from the liquid in the pipes and sends warmed air to your central heating system.
- During the summer the air is hotter than 55 degrees underground.
- The geothermal heat exchanger absorbs heat in the home and essentially circulates it into the ground—so the process of heating is reversed here.
- The water in the coils or pipes is cooled in this process and used by the heat exchanger to distribute cool air into your home.
Yes, the process of geothermal heating and cooling is complicated but definitely has a lot of benefits. Here are some reasons to choose a geothermal heat pump to heat or cool your home!
1. Energy-Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
The geothermal heat pump is by far one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat or cool your home. According to the Department of Energy, geothermal heat pumps can cut energy bills by up to 65%. This system requires absolutely no fossil fuels and very little electricity, making it an environmentally friendly option as well.
2. It Lasts Long
According to the Department of Energy, not only can a geothermal system significantly lower your energy bills, it can also last for up to 50 years and keep its users comfortable for a long time. On the other hand, the average lifespan of a (well-maintained) furnace is 15-30 years, and for air conditioners it is 12 to 15 years.
3. It is Quiet
Compared to an air conditioner or furnace, a geothermal heat pump is relatively quiet, as most of the action is happening underground. So, if noise is a big issue for you, consider using a geothermal heat pump.
4. Heating, Cooling and Hot Water
A geothermal heat pump efficiently provides heating and cooling in a single system. In addition, some geothermal heat pumps can provide hot water, which will remove the need for a separate water heater in your home.
Considering a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System? Contact The Pros at Acree!
If you are seriously considering getting a geothermal heat pump for your home, get in touch with the pros with Acree. Our team of knowledgeable technicians will be more than happy to assist you in finding the heat pump right for you! Call us today at 800-937-6736 or schedule a service online!