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 looking into upgrading your present Southeast Missouri home’s HVAC system or at a loss for what to use in the new home you’re building:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly available. Their simple technology harnesses subterranean temperatures to provide your Southeast Missouri home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, fused together in a unique – and uniquely coordinated – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a little too highfalutin? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t upending the natural order of things. Instead, it’s becoming a “nicer” part of the environment.
  2. Geothermal HVAC systems qualify as “renewable energy technology.” True, they run off of electricity. But they don’t demand much of it for all the value you get. Just one unit of electricity can transfer as much as 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 technologies. In truth, solar and wind technologies, whatever the chachet of their “renewability,” eat four times more kilowatt-hours of electricity per dollar spent than geothermal systems.
  4. Geothermal HVAC systems will be hardly noticeable on your property. Don’t have much yard space anyway? No bombshell there: most home lots in Southeast Missouri and elsewhere anymore occupy a fairly compact the polyethylene piping required 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. Very little above-ground surface is called for 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 component of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to perform much quieter than conventional gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. More reassuring still, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the irritation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and clattering away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are dependable heating and cooling solutions, designed and engineered to last for generations. Current geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures assure ground loops of outstanding longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will keep working perfectly for decades. It helps, naturally, that the heat-exchange equipment is sheltered indoors. At least, when it does sooner or later 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 don’t demand much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as noted, are designed to endure for generations, and when correctly buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, kept safe indoors from weather extremes, require only a sporadic inspection as well as periodic filter changes and a coil cleaning once a year.
  8. Geothermal HVAC systems are as effective in cooling as they are in heating. The old idea that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been essentially laid to rested by continuing advances in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be adjusted to multitask. Okay, so you’ve decided you want to heat your home’s water geothermally. But can a geothermal system provide ambient heat for your home as well? And what if you have a swimming pool? Relax. Today’s systems can do it all and do it all at once, with no favoring of one task over another.
  10. Geothermal HVAC systems are becoming a lot more affordable – even in the absence of federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that lapsed December 31, 2016. Nevertheless, a number of factors – material and technological advances, new installation practices, and greater competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to better correlate geothermal solutions with the cost of traditional heating and cooling methods.
 
Get hold of the geothermal experts at Lundy HTG. & CLG. today. They’ll explain in detail the advantages of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the wisest decision for your Southeast Missouri home.