Unlike air temperature, which changes depending on the weather and average sunlight, the temperature a few meters beneath the ground is relatively constant. This makes it popular for homeowners to use geothermal energy to keep their homes comfortable. Below are a few advantages these heating and cooling systems have to offer.
Why Install a Geothermal Heating & Cooling System?
1. Better for the Environment
Updating to a geothermal HVAC system makes your home considerably more green. These systems do not rely on fossil fuels, so they do not produce any carbon monoxide or other toxic greenhouse gases that contribute to air pollution and climate change. Also, since they transfer heat instead of creating it, only minimal electricity is necessary to turn the liquid coolant to a gas. This is because the energy transfers throughout the system to cool or heat the home to the ideal temperature.
2. Year-Round Use
The temperature beneath the ground remains around 50 degrees, regardless of it is freezing or balmy on the surface. When you pull this energy into your home, you can effectively cool or heat your house at any time of the year. This is constant, no matter the size or location of your house, because the energy is not limited.
3. Long Life Span
On average, geothermal heating and cooling systems will last about 25 years—a decade longer than standard setups. If you install a ground loop system—plastic tubing that is underground horizontally—expect to get at least another 50 years of usage out of your unit. This is because the system is deep underground, and it doesn’t face common external threats like an outdoor air conditioning unit.
If you want a more energy-efficient way to keep your home comfortable, contact the HVAC contractors at Lenox Heating & Cooling for geothermal installation. For over 20 years, this family-owned and -operated company has provided personalized heating and cooling services to Ross County and Chillicothe, OH. Call (740) 702-2665 for same-day service, and visit their website to learn more about their heating and air conditioning installation, repairs, and maintenance options.