New Construction: Consider Installing a Geothermal HVAC System
If you’re thinking about building a new home or business in the near future, consider installing a geothermal system for your cooling and heating needs. There are numerous benefits with geothermal systems including reducing your energy costs and carbon footprint. Geothermal systems use the same components for both cooling and heating and will give you years of reliable, affordable home comfort. A geothermal heat pump system works by exploiting the consistent moderate temperatures just below the frost line of your yard to transfer heat energy into your home for winter heating, and to more readily deposit heat energy transferred from the home during the summer.
To accomplish this heat exchange, the geothermal system uses a loop system of pipes containing a water/anti-freeze mixture to transport the heat between the earth (or water) outside and a heat pump evaporator/air handler inside. One of the main benefits of installing a geothermal system in your home is saving energy. Most customers have seen a reduction of between 30 to 70 percent in their cooling and heating costs. These units use much less electricity to cool your house, as there’s no need for an outside condensing/compressor unit. In fact, during the summer, some geothermal systems can heat water for further savings.
Additionally, since there’s no need for an outdoor unit, there is considerably less noise produced by these systems. This also makes them last longer, as they’re not exposed to harmful outdoor elements such as rain, ice and snow. Being environmentally friendly may also be an important reason for you to choose a geothermal system. In fact, the federal EPA recently stated that these systems are the “greenest” way to keep your living area comfortable. They emit no greenhouse gases and use small amounts of electricity, making it a natural way to cool and heat your home.
If you’re interested in installing a geothermal system in your home or business, please contact the experts at Sobieski Services. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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