Geothermals Top 10 Takeaways


If your knowledge of geothermal heating and cooling is limited, you ought to know this, at least – especially if you’re planning on upgrading your current Defiance home’s HVAC system or wondering what to use in the new home you’re having constructed:
  1. Geothermal HVAC systems are widely considered the most environmentally friendly on the market. Their simple technology channels subterranean temperatures to furnish your Defiance home with winter heat and summer cooling. Thus, your home and the earth are always in sync, joined together in a singular – and singularly harmonious – home-earth symbiosis. Sound a trifle too pompous? All it means is that, with geothermal heating and cooling, your home isn’t “messing” with 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.” Sure, 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 convey up to five units of natural heating or cooling from the earth to your home.
  3. Geothermal HVAC systems are considerably more efficient than solar (photovoltaic) or wind power systems. The truth is, solar and wind technologies, whatever the appeal of their “renewability,” devour 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 eye-opener there: most home lots in Defiance and elsewhere anymore occupy a relatively You’ll be relieved to know, however, that the polyethylene piping used for the geothermal earth loops doesn’t have to be buried horizontally. It can be dug in vertically and run as deep as 100 to 400 feet. Very little above-ground surface is necessary in any case, 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 incredibly quiet. Every component of a geothermal system is designed and engineered to run much quieter than ordinary gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioners. Best of all, there’s no outside unit, so you and your neighbors areen’t subjected to the irritation of fans, belts, and compressors whirring, whining, and rattling away at all hours!
  6. Geothermal HVAC systems are durable heating and cooling solutions, designed, engineered, and built to last for generations. Present-day geothermal technology, manufacturing guidelines, and installation procedures ensure ground loops of exceptional longevity and heat-exchange equipment that will continue working flawlessly for decades. It helps, naturally, that the heat-exchange equipment is protected indoors. At least, when it does ultimately need repairing or replacing, you won’t likely be replacing the ground, well, or pond loops along with it. So replacement costs can be kept down.
  7. Geothermal HVAC systems don’t need much maintenance at all. The earth loops, as mentioned, are designed to last for generations, and when appropriately buried, will do so without any need for intervention. Fans, compressors, and pumps, shielded indoors from weather extremes, require 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 notion that geothermal HVAC systems don’t cool as well as they heat has been essentially put to pastureed by steady advances in the manufacture of geothermal technology.
  9. Geothermal HVAC systems can be set up 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? 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 without federal and local tax incentives. Congress has yet to bring back federal tax credits for geothermal heating and cooling that terminated December 31, 2016. Still, a number of factors – material and technological improvements, new installation practices, and rising competition in the marketplace, for the most part – are helping to bring geothermal solutions more in line with the cost of more orthodox heating and cooling methods.
 
Talk with the geothermal professionals at Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC today. They’ll explain in detail the rewards of geothermal heating and cooling so you can make the wisest decision for your Defiance home.