Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is next to nil, you should, at least, know this – especially if you’re thinking of redoing your current Greensburg home’s HVAC system or still undecided about how best to heat and cool the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their relatively simple technology makes use of subterranean temperatures to supply your Greensburg home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, bonded together in a distinctive – and distinctively cordial – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a trifle too flowery? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t unduly disrupting the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems meet the standards of “renewable energy technology.” Certainly, they run off of electricity. But they don’t need much of it for all the value you get. Just one unit of electricity can transport up to five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are far more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power setups. Generally speaking, solar and wind technologies, whatever the chachet of their “renewability,” consume four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems won’t take over your yard. Don’t have much yard space anyway? No bombshell there: most home lots in Greensburg and elsewhere anymore occupy a relatively restricted the polyethylene piping used for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run to a depth of anywhere from 100 to 400 feet. Hardly any above-ground surface is needed in any event, whether vertical, horizontal, open (well water), or pond loops are installed. Result? You can keep your little patch of paradise a whole lot greener.
  5. Geothermal HVAC systems are unbelievably quiet. Every aspect of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform much quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More impressive still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors are spared the annoyance of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are durable heating and cooling solutions, built to last for generations. Contemporary geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures insure ground loops of outstanding longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep working perfectly for decades. It helps, certainly, that the heat-exchange equipment is sheltered indoors. At least, when it does ultimately need repairing or replacing, it’s not likely that you’ll be swapping out the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be held to a minimum.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems need almost no maintenance. The earth loops, as noted, are designed to hold up for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, shielded indoors from weather extremes, necessitate only sporadic scrutiny as well as periodic filter changes and an annual coil cleaning.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as adept at cooling as they are at heating. The old belief that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been substantially buried by continuing refinements in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be customized to multitask. Very well, so you’ve chosen to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home also? And what if you have a swimming pool? Rest easy. Today’s systems can take care of it all and take care of it all at once, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming increasingly affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to restore federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that lapsed December 31, 2016. That said, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, primarily – are helping to better align geothermal solutions with the cost of traditional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal professionals at Wallpe Heating & Cooling today. They’ll clearly outline the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the wisest decision for your Greensburg home.