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It Might Finally Be Time to Go Geothermal

We don’t normally talk about geothermal heating and cooling systems because of the sheer investment required to get started, but the benefits definitely outweigh the costs. With a new year comes new ways to save and programs that can cut the cost down considerably, so we’d like to mention geothermal systems to customers who might be able to benefit from them.

Just remember, it’s hard to determine whether a geothermal heat pump in Savannah, GA will be the right call without the aid of a licensed professional from our team. We can help evaluate your budget, energy efficiency, and figure out a proper system that works for your home. For everyone just getting started, this is a great entry point to discuss some of the benefits of a geothermal heating and cooling unit, as well as how this kind of technology works.

A Heating and Cooling System for the Future

In order to emphasize how effective a geothermal heating and cooling system might be, we need to talk about how these systems work. For those customers who might not be familiar with this technology, or who want to learn more about it, then welcome aboard! Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times and be sure to ask us questions at the end of the explanation by clicking the link below.

First, geothermal HVAC systems are heat pumps, which means they use electricity to pump heat from one location to another—that’s it. However, the source of the heat is different from standard heat pumps, which draw heat from the surrounding atmosphere. Geothermal systems, or ground-source heat pumps, draw heat from beneath the earth’s surface.

Underground, temperatures stay a consistent 40–50°F no matter what the weather is like above ground. This means that there’s a huge amount of heat waiting to be pumped up, as well as a good receptacle for heat that is released when the system is cooling down your home.

So, in conclusion, a ground-sourced heat pump system uses the temperature of the earth’s crust to keep your home comfortable without using very much electricity to do so.

Long Lasting Infrastructure

One of the major perks that comes with a geothermal heating and cooling system is the fact that the piping network that’s used to transfer the heat (usually through water or a refrigerant material) is long lasting. Once you’ve got underground pipes set up for your heat pump unit, those can last for 50 years or more! That’s pretty much unheard of in this industry when compared to other system components.

While you might still need to change out your heat pumps every 10–15 years, the expensive part of the geothermal technology, the ground lines, will be there for almost a lifetime!

An Unlimited Supply of Heating and Cooling

Nervous about rising energy costs? Well, ground-source heat pumps are the perfect solution to rising energy prices. They use a minimal amount of electricity to move the abundant heat from below the surface into your home, whereas a normal heat pump might have to work twice or three times as hard to draw heat from the atmosphere. The same thing goes with cooling your home as well. There’s plenty of thermal energy to take advantage of right beneath your property!

Allow us to do a quality job at a fair price by contacting AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc.

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